We're so happy to bring you two new prints by top NZ artist Emily Karaka, produced exclusively for friends and supporters of the Hunderwasser Art Centre and on sale now.
He Kakano Ahau
These exciting prints have been produced by the Hundertwasser Art Centre team to raise funds for the building, but also to promote awareness of the calibre of artwork which can be expected in the Wairau Maori Art Gallery.
Our thanks to Emily for allowing these stunning works to be reproduced to help the project.
These two pieces detail the lyrics of Maori waiata. “He Kakano Ahau” is a well-loved Maori folk song while “Lament” details the words sung at the tangi of Nuku, paramount chief of Ngai Tai.
These are lithographic prints on high quality paper and are priced at $60 each. You can view and purchase them at Hundertwasser HQ, next to Orrs in the Cameron St Mall. Or use our on-line payment system. Please add $10 for postage and packaging if out of town.
Off the shelf frames can be purchased as this is a standard A2 size print. A5 postcards of these 2 images are also available in packs of 5 for $20.
Emily has been one of NZ’s top artists since her very first show in 1979 when Colin McCahon publicly endorsed her first paintings at a show at the Auckland City Art Gallery entitled 12 New Zealand Contemporary Painters. Her work is fiercely political and an extension of herself as a Maori, a mother and a grandmother. Emily is now in her 60’s and lives in Auckland surrounded by her whanau.
Emily is a very well respected Toi Iho registered artist.