CLIFF WHITING HE TOI NUKU|HE TOI RANGI — 20.08.13

Pre-orders for the publication Cliff Whiting He Toi Nuku | He Toi Rangi now available - a new book providing insights to the thinking and work of recently awarded Icon - Cliff Whiting

"An artist has an obligation to the art of his or her people. It's the people's art. It doesn't belong to you. It must identify Māori to Māori if it is going to remain relevant about our tribal beliefs, values and mana in today's and tomorrow's world."

Throughout a career spanning more than 50 years, this observation of Sandy Adsett has been an underlying ethic reflected in Cliff Whiting's work as a teacher, an artist, and in arts administration.  This new book provides insights to the thinking, the work and the development of this remarkable artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the tradition of Māori art making and meeting house decoration, forging innovative techniques and practises, exploring new materials and forms, while at the same time maintaining essential elements of tradition, ensuring the relevancy of ‘beliefs, values and mana in todays and tomorrows world'.

The book has both Māori and English texts, and is supported with a large number of images of the many projects, people and art works Cliff has been involved in over the many years of his career.

Released 15 November 2013
For more information and pre-orders
Ph: 06 354 2030

Ko Cliff Whiting tētahi o ngā tohunga ringatoi Māori matua o roto i ngā rima tekau tau kua pahure ake nei. Nāna, otirā nā rātou ko ētahi o tōna reanga i para te huarahi hou mō ngā toi Māori, ā, mohoa noa nei. Āpiti atu ki tērā, he kaha nōna ki te hāpai i ngā mahi marae i ngā kāinga maha puta noa i te motu, mai anō, mai anō.

He uri a Cliff nō roto i ngā kāwai rangatira o tōna hapū, o Te Whānau-a-Kaiaio, ko tōna iwi, ko Te Whānau-a-Apanui. Kua mau i a ia ngā tuku ihotanga o tana whakapapa hei tuakiri mōna, hei kawe i a ia ki roto i te ao whānui, i tū pakari ai ia i roto i ngā ākinga o te wā.

Nau mai, hou mai ki tēnei pukapuka hou me ōna kōrero i te reo Māori, ōna kōrero i te reo Pākehā, ōna whakaahua hoki. He pukapuka whakanui i ngā mahi ātaahua a tēnei tangata ... he tohunga, he ringarehe, he ngārahu, he aho matua, he ipu whakainu i te iwi ki ngā hua reka o te toi Māori.