NZ Māori Artists and Writers 1973 to 1993 – photographs by John Miller

John Miller, Māori Artists & Writers' Inaugural Hui. 1973. A Paratene Matchitt sculpture at Art Display, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui District High School, Te Kaha. June 1973

John Miller, Māori Artists & Writers’ Inaugural Hui. 1973. A Paratene Matchitt sculpture at Art Display, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui District High School,
Te Kaha. June 1973

Saturday September 12 – Sunday November 22
John Miller is one of New Zealand’s finest documentary photographers. In 2003 he received a Media Peace Prize Lifetime Award in recognition of his photography and its role in helping promote peace.
In this exhibition Miller captures and documents the many hui and wānanga of the New Zealand Māori Artists and Writers organisation, held from 1973 through to 1993. Over the years, the organisation mounted exhibitions and published books, while various districts hosted annual national hui and regional wānanga or workshops. Amongst the 200 participants of this earliest Māori artist organisation, were Hone Tuwhare, Rangimarie Hetet,
Buck Nin, Ralph Hotere and Paratene Matchitt.