Sandy Adsett is a master of colour and kōwhaiwhai. His contributions to Māori art are multifaceted and continuing.
Meet Dr Sandy Adsett in the Te Manawa Art Gallery as he talks with Reuben Friend, artist and curator of Toi Koru. They’re joined in conversation by Professors Kura Te Waru-Rewiri and Robert Jahnke of Toioho ki Āpiti, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University. Entry is free, no booking required.
“Over 50 years, no other artist has made a more enduring contribution to Māori art education…Adsett’s art practice transformed kōwhaiwhai painting beyond the cultural vocabulary of the meeting house to allow all audiences to see it as a dynamic, living practice, imbuing colour and composition in new ways that revived and rejuvenated the artform in New Zealand Art.” – Nigel Borell (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui)