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10/7/10

Waipapa Marae, Auckland


Waipapa Marae, Auckland
Originally uploaded by Mr Dewhurst
Waipapa Marae, Auckland

The marae at Auckland University carved by legendary tohunga whakairo Pākariki Harrison.

The sketch doesn't start to do the subject justice - there is so much detail - something you don't appreciate until you sit down and try to capture it all on paper! I must go back with more time and do a more detailed study.

Check out a bit of background on Waipapa Marae here...

http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/departments-and-schools/maori-studies/waipapa-marae

and here...

http://gallery.arts.auckland.ac.nz/ies/ies_005/Waipapa+Marae+1+University+of+Auckland.jpg.html