Monday, 25 February 2013

   Sir Ralph Hotere 
  Nga mate aitua o koutou       The dead the afflicted both yours and ours
   Ka tangihia e tatou i tenei wa We lament for them at this time
   Haere, haere, haere.      Farewell, farewell, farewell

Click on photo for a link and on Christchurch Art Gallery post for more information about Sir Ralph.

Ralph Hotere, ONZ, was one of New Zealand's most notable contemporary artists. Known for his protest art, he bridged the gap between Maori and Pakeha art and was equally revered in both cultures. A son of the Hokianga, he had lived in Dunedin for several decades.

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