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Toi Mauri : contemporary M�aori carving / by Todd Couper.

By: Couper, Todd [artist,, author.].
Contributor(s): Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga [issuing body,, host institution.] | Creative New Zealand [sponsoring body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tauranga : Tauranga Art Gallery, [2017]Description: 82 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Couper, Todd -- Exhibitions | 2000-2099 | Sculpture, New Zealand -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Wood-carving, Maori -- New Zealand -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Wood-carvers -- New Zealand -- Exhibitions | Toi M�aori | Tohunga whakairo | Sculpture, New ZealandGenre/Form: Exhibition catalogs. | Exhibition catalogs.Summary: "This will be Tauranga-based, contemporary Maori artist, Todd Couper's first survey exhibition. It charts his impressive career over the past 15 years and includes works, not often viewed in public, sourced from private collections in New Zealand and overseas. Called Toi Mauri, which references the essence or spirit held within each individual artwork, this exhibition features a large selection of beautifully intricate whakairo rakau (wood carving), alongside cast bronze and drawing. Couper's subjects include kaitiaki (guardian spirits) from the natural world such as the hokioi (eagle), ruru (morepork) and whai (stingray) as well as other traditional forms. For Tauranga Art Gallery, Couper has also created a series of new works based on the purerehua form - a traditional Maori instrument."--Tauranga Art Gallery website.
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"This publication was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Toi Mauri: Contemporary M�aori Carving by Todd Couper at Tauranga Art Galley 1 July-10 September 2017"--page 82.

"This will be Tauranga-based, contemporary Maori artist, Todd Couper's first survey exhibition. It charts his impressive career over the past 15 years and includes works, not often viewed in public, sourced from private collections in New Zealand and overseas. Called Toi Mauri, which references the essence or spirit held within each individual artwork, this exhibition features a large selection of beautifully intricate whakairo rakau (wood carving), alongside cast bronze and drawing. Couper's subjects include kaitiaki (guardian spirits) from the natural world such as the hokioi (eagle), ruru (morepork) and whai (stingray) as well as other traditional forms. For Tauranga Art Gallery, Couper has also created a series of new works based on the purerehua form - a traditional Maori instrument."--Tauranga Art Gallery website.