Boyd-Dunlop Gallery Napier Hawkes Bay Gareth Barlow Originals Acrylic on Canvas Tangata Whenua Portraits Maori
Gareth Barlow

Reflections of Vista


Reflections of Vista 


 acrylic on canvas 

 1400 x 1800 mm


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Deep in the beautiful Northland countryside, not far from the shores of the
Hokianga, I had the great pleasure of meeting this wonderful man.

In the three years upon his return home, Tangaroa Ngaropo-Tawio has been
responsible for reviving the ancient Nukutawhiti Whare Wananga (Ancient School
of Learning) - Te Whatupungapunga, Te Arikitanga O Mua (Paramount Chieftainship)
and Te Pa Tuwatawata (Living Of Ancient Fortified Village) Te Tohungatanga Tapu
(Ancient Preisthood) at Pukepoto Pa in Waihou Nui a Rua, Hokianga Whakapau

His Iwi, Te Rarawa Kai Whare, Ngapuhi Nui Tonu, Te Uri O Te Aho Ariki.
The love and pride he has to his land, all those who have stood before him, and
these wonderful ancient philosophies I found comforting, valuable and felt blessed
to be in his presence.

I explained my kaupapa with Tangaroa and he accepted it with pleasure. We are
bound by a shared passion and a love of a culture that makes New Zealand as
unique as it is beautiful.

I am a humble participant in this world and in this culture. To meet leaders like
Tangaroa, to share the same air, and for him to accept my own philosophies that
connect me to Tangata Whenua, fills me with an unequivocal sense of achievement.

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