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Toi mauri : contemporary Maori carving

documentary heritage
  • Description

    "This will be Tauranga-based, contemporary Maori artist, Todd Couper's first survey exhibition.

    It charts his impressive career over the past 15 years and includes works, not often viewed in public, sourced from private collections in New Zealand and overseas.

    Called Toi Mauri, which references the essence or spirit held within each individual artwork, this exhibition features a large selection of beautifully intricate whakairo rakau (wood carving), alongside cast bronze and drawing.

    Couper's subjects include kaitiaki (guardian spirits) from the natural world such as the hokioi (eagle), ruru (morepork) and whai (stingray) as well as other traditional forms.

    For Tauranga Art Gallery, Couper has also created a series of new works based on the purerehua form - a traditional Maori instrument."--Tauranga Art Gallery website.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    NK9793 COU (Library of Congress Call Number)

    88704 (Cat ID)

    88546 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Toi mauri : contemporary Maori carving
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Tauranga Art Gallery
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    82 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 x 21 cm

  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Couper, Todd; Wood-carving, Maori--New Zealand--21st century--Exhibitions; Wood-carvers, Maori--New Zealand--Exhibitions; Art Maori--21st century--Exhibitions]

    Catalogue accompanies exhibition held at the Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga, 1 July-10 September 2017.

  • Associated Notes

    Tauranga Art Gallery website on the exhibition (accessed 14/8/2017)

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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