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Te Kiheru Wai ö Tahu - the canoe bailer of Tahu

The kiheru (bailer) is located within the outstretched concave of the takere (hull), in this instance here in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). Associated with transport and fluidity and skilfully interpreted by the artist, the kiheru form has been created in sympathy with its current environment at the heart of a city, at a time of immense change.

The Artist – Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, born and raised in Mataura, Southland, is regarded as one of the most innovative and respected Māori jade artists of his generation. Lewis has large sculptural artworks in Rotorua and in Queenstown, and has had work presented at numerous exhibitions in Aotearoa/New Zealand and abroad.

City Mall, Central City

Last updated: 22.11.2016