Robyn Kahukiwa


Nearly all Robyn Kahukiwa prints have sold out (which explains why our "best selling prints" section on Robyn's page at prints.co.nz looks strangely bare), recent editions to sell out include "Kahukura", "Haka", "Hongi" and "Hongi II", "Wahine Moko", "Te Keka me Te Tamaiti", "He Tapu Te Tinana", "Hine Whetu" and "Native New Zealand". We only have a couple of prints left before there will no longer by an prints available from this popular artist. Unfortunately Robyn's print-making days are behind her and she will not be producing any new editions.

New Zealand Fine Prints was the place to buy Robyn Kahukiwa prints for the past 25 years, we are Aotearoa's art print specialists and have stocked prints by leading Maori artists such as Robyn Kahukiwa since 1966. We will deliver your prints promptly and in perfect condition anywhere in New Zealand or around the world.

Robyn Kahukiwa (1940 - ) was born in Australia returning to New Zealand at the age of 19. Robyn's iwi (tribal) affiliations are Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngati Hau, Ngati Konohi and Whanau-a-Ruataupare. Kahukiwa is a self-taught painter (although she trained as a commercial artist with the Adelaide News) who began painting in 1967 when she was living with her young family in Greymouth on the South Islands' West Coast. Robyn taught art at Mana College, Porirua, New Zealand from 1972 to 1982. She has exhibited widely and Kahukiwa's artworks are held in many of the major galleries as well as in private collections throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. Robyn Kahukiwa is also a famous in New Zealand as children's book writer and illustrator. Kahukiwa's paintings are often strongly politcal, they "address the double oppression of Maori women by the social structures of the dominant Pakeha culture and the changes in Maori traditions. For this reason, she often paints strong Maori women who can act as role models for the younger generation."

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