Johnson Witehira - Visual Culture
Johnson Witehira is an artist and designer of Tamahaki, Nga Puhi, Ngati Haua and New Zealand European descent. He spent six years studying the use of Maori imagery and patterns for his PHD at Massey University's Te Putahi a Toi, School of Maori Studies. He says his goal as a designer is to bring Maori visual culture back into the lives of Maori - to make it accessible. Johnson Witehira's Land of Tara exhibition opens in the light boxes in Courtenay Place Park, Wellington, on 10 April and runs until 3 August, 2014.