Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history
Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history Poverty Bay - taonga maori
Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

Sandy Adsett - Kahungunu    

Sandy Adsett - Kahungunu - was born on the East Coast in Wairoa in 1939. He has been a primary mover and shaker of Visual Arts, Maori since the 1950s. His contribution toward developing structural systems of support for this specialised area has been relentless.


A true exponent of merging the traditional with a contemporary overlay. Sandy is particularly influenced by the labyrinth qualities of kowhaiwhai - rafter patterns, his fastidious layers of flat acrylic on board is immediately recognisable. 

                    

               Sandy Adsett     Awhiowhio - Whirlwind    Acrylic on hardboard     915X917mm  80-30-9