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Maori wood carving demonstration - Whare Thompson

Sunday 04 June to Sunday 18 June




Sun 04 June, 8:00-16:00
Sun 18 June, 8:00-16:00


The Historic Village Tauranga, outside the fire station opposite the Incubator

Whare Joseph Thompson is of Ngati Whatua and Ngapuhi descent and was born in Whangarei 1972. In 1995 he successfully completed a 4 year diploma in Maori Art and Design, graduating from Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua. Whare has worked alongside a wide range of contemporary Maori artists who share the same aspirations to express their culture and issues through art, using a variety of media. 

Whare will show carvings that he uses to demonstrate different wood carving techniques using adze and chisels. This may involve the moulding of figures and surface patterns. People are more than welcome to ask questions.

Whare has exhibited with other artists in various galleries in Auckland and has also completed public artworks for regional councils and hospitals. As an artist who works with a diverse range of disciplines, he has participated in several sculptural and stone symposia with collectives such as Ngapuna Waihanga and Tautai.

No booking required. 

Contact Simone Anderson on or 07 571 3232 with any questions.