He Toa Takitahi (He whakatauāki: Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari takimano, nō āku tīpuna) - (My strength is not individual it is collective)

Robyn Kahukiwa, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in 1985. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“I have loved Robyn Kahukiwa’s work for many years. This is a very special painting. The figures look like the carvings on a pou. I am drawn to the breastfeeding mother at the centre of the family.”

– Airini Beautrais, teacher and writer, for the Dec 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Image 2055 x 1352 mm
Support 2058 x 1345 mm
oil & alkaloid on unstretched canvas
Abstracted mother and child with four male figures behind her, each holding a child. Painted in yellows and browns.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1985
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
29 Oct 1985



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