Ko Ahau - This is Me - Walter Dewes

Stout St, Gisborne

I love painting and creating. I can't imagine not producing artwork, for myself, for friends and for family.

I've painted for over 30 years now, and I am still learning new things. It will never get old for me, there’s always something to create, a new design or a weird idea - inspiration comes from anywhere and at any time.

I do a rough sketch (sometimes), or I just get stuck into it and throw paint on to the canvas, or wood, or whatever. I keep going till it’s done, if I’m not satisfied with the finished composition, I will just paint over it and start again. I know I can do better, and I will.

I love to paint abstract faces/masks, which represent feelings/tīpuna/whānau and hidden in these are different symbols like birds, kōwhaiwhai, feathers, leaves - all sorts of elements - which all have meaning.

-Ko Walter taku ingoa.

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Fri 19th Jul 2019, 5:30pm

Sat 20th Jul 2019, 10:00am

Sat 27th Jul 2019, 10:00am

Sat 3rd Aug 2019, 10:00am

Sat 10th Aug 2019, 10:00am

Sat 17th Aug 2019, 10:00am

Sat 24th Aug 2019, 10:00am

Sat 31st Aug 2019, 10:00am

Sat 7th Sep 2019, 10:00am

Sat 14th Sep 2019, 10:00am

Sun 15th Sep 2019, 1:00pm


Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Stout St, Gisborne

Ticket Information

General Admission  $5.00

Local Resident Admission  $2.00

Free Admission on Mondays  $0.00

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Restrictions:  All Ages