Nick Tupara, Te Ara Hoe

Iwi and hapu affiliation: Te Arawa, Mataatua, Horouta, Takitimu Waka

Nick has been an active artist for 25 years. He began as a carver and this has influenced his Ta Moko and Tattoo work, all of which in recent years has collectively impacted on his painting and printmaking.

He is bound to his Maori cultural and applies this to all that he does, including working in the conservation and preservation of Maori cultural collections and heritage.

Nick is Te Ara Hoe, a New artist of Toi Iho.

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