Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

The Kings Theatre Presents The Ten Commandments

2016/17

Paint and whakairo (carving) using reclaimed wood

141 x 67cm

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

The Kings Theatre Presents The King and I

2017

Paint and whakairo (carving) using reclaimed wood

125 x 69.5cm

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

Jesus is Lord

2016

Paint on reclaimed wood

380 x 380 x 35mm

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

Paikea

2017

Paint on reclaimed wood

145 x 145mm framed

The Ngati Porou ancestor Paikea formerly known as Kahutia Te Rangi is depicted here in a stylised manner riding the back of a whale following his attempted murder at the hands of his brother Ruatapu at sea.

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

Captain Cooks Hat

2017

Paint on reclaimed wood

145 x 145mm framed

This work shows the desire and seduction of Maori toward the attractions of introduced cultures.

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

Storm in a Tea Cup

2017

Paint on reclaimed wood

145 x 145mm framed

This civilised scene masks the stormy relationship between British and Maori with the former taking the political high ground.

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

Victorian Birdman

2017

Paint on reclaimed wood

145 x 145mm framed

Portraying the assimilation of the Maori occult order to the impact of colonial science and spirituality.

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

Kupapa

2017

Paint on reclaimed wood

145 x 145mm framed

Representing the loyalty of various Maori to British Crown interests, moreover, the investment toward tribal wellbeing and survival.

Available

Tawhai Rickard

Tawhai Rickard

The Lord is my Shepherd

2017

Paint on reclaimed wood

145 x 145mm framed

Representing the assimilation of Maori with Christianity.

Private Collection, Tauranga, NZ