Pouakai (New Zealand Eagle)

Matt Pine, Artist

This is one of the Reproduction in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1996.
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About the Work
“I have a real soft spot for our native manu. Where I live we are lucky enough to watch kārearea search for prey from our lounge window. A sight which never fails to thrill. This Xerox copy of a pencil drawing formed part of a dome installation at Sarjeant Gallery, Pukenamu and features the extinct pouaki or Haast’s eagle. The largest eagle in the world with a wingspan of up to 3 metres, I’m left pondering the terror I would feel watching these great birds hunt from my lounge window.”
– Te Maari Barham (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Te Rangi) Registrar at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, for the August 2021 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series
Image 420 x 298mm
xerox copy print on paper
Work on paper that was part of an installation in the dome of the Sarjeant Gallery, 1996. Drawing of the silhouette of an eagle with wings raised, viewed in profile.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996
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Permanent collection
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