27 Aug 2009

Traditional carvings going on show

8:56 am on 27 August 2009

Twenty years of traditional carvings are going on show at a new gallery in Havelock.

Shark Nett Gallery founder Michael Bradley says they tell the story of Rangitane, the upper South Island iwi he chaired until 1995.

He told Waatea News most of the work was done by Ari Liddington, Paul Johnson and the late Karl MacDonald, who were his students on a course in the early 1990s.

Mr Bradley says there's little promotion of Maori culture in the Marlborough and Nelson regions, and he wants to address that imbalance.