Rua Paul

Rua Paul is of Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Wai and Ngāi Tahu decent.

Returning from anti-nuclear testing protest at Mururoa in 1973 while still a teenager, Paul began an apprenticeship with master carver Paki Harrison. Paul's practice since that time has been immersed in the traditions of Māori art and carving.

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Rua Paul (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Wai and Ngāi Tahu), 'Untitled [Forum North Arch]' (1981), Rust Avenue, Whangārei

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021