Story: Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu

Interview with Māori artists and writers, 1973

In 1973 the inaugural hui of the Maori Arts and Writers Society was held at Te Kaha. In this television clip from the hui the interviewer explores the issue of how far Māori identity affected the artists' work. The first to answer is the writer Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, and the last is the playwright Rowley Habib, who was the son of a Lebanese father and a Māori mother.

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Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, 'Contemporary Māori art – ngā toi hōu - New developments in contemporary art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45366/interview-with-maori-artists-and-writers-1973 (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, published 22 Oct 2014