Artist and writer passionate about the arts. I was born in Pāpua New Guinea, lived in Sydney briefly and have spent much of my life researching my Māori and Polynesian heritage in the Asia Pacific region. I have a Doctorate in Art History but began my professional training with a year at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland. My work as a Curator, as an educator and as an art historian feeds into my visual practice.
I help manage PIHIRAU PRODUCTIONS LTD (operating since September 2008). We offer consultancy, lecturing, research and curatorial services. The business is Auckland based and is committed to helping its market gain a deeper insight into Māori art. We do this through publications, social media platforms, exhibitions and presentations.
The multiple award winning book MAORI ART, History, Architecture, Landscape and Theory is one of our products. The book was published by Bateman Publishing and PIHIRAU PRODUCTIONS Ltd in 2015, launched at Te Uru, Titirangi on June 11, 2015 and is currently in its 2nd printing. For more information see the facebook site