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June Grant-Maori Artist Tribal affiliations/groups:

Te Arawa Tuwharetoa Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao

Probably the biggest factor in my decision to continue painting and making artworks is my sense of responsibility to my tribe, both to my ancestors and their art providing much of my inspiration, and to the future generations, my children and grandchildren for whom I continue the art tradition.

All that I value in art terms is encompassed in the art forms manifested in the wharenui (meeting house), the whakairo (carvings), the turapa (woven panels) and the raranga (weaving).

I feel fortunate to be living and working in my own tribal area. My ref- erences and resources are right on my doorstep, not to mention the counsel and encouragement of my kaumatua (elders).

June’s Work:

Kotahi Mano Iwa Rau Wha Tekau Ma Iwa Nineteen Forty Nine (2004) 1450 x 1135 mm acrylic on canvas

Hine-nui-i-te-Po Ancestress of the Night (2003) 1100mm x 750mm acrylic on canvas

Te Haerenga The Journey I (2003) 1100mm x 750mm acrylic on canvas

Recent Exhibitions:

2007

Kimihia – Te Arawa Festival Exhibition Te Arawa Convention Centre – Rotorua, New Zealand

2006

Kamakakuokalani - Center for Hawaiian Studies University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu

Rahera : Tribute to Rahera Windsor New Zealand House, London, England

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