TODD SHERIDAN ARTIST is back in the studio in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

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Pou Whakarae

Pou Whakarae

Papaioea Art Project 2014 - 15   This project was initiated late last year and was to focus on three key aspects: 1.Papaioea site - Hokowhitu Campus. 2.Location – visibility. 3.Reflect values of TWoA as a Tertiary Provider.   Given the 'Core Values' of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, whakapono, nga ture, kotahitanga and Te Aroha, the idea of the Pou Whakarae, or 'Main Post' within the Pā Tūwatawata came to mind. Early records show this pou, which was a majestic towering pou, held huge significance to the Iwi. Earlier depictions describe the pou whakarae as a central post that was...


The Art of Glass Casting

Todd Sheridan

Tags cast glass, glass art, glass artist, glass workshops, Māori artist

The Art of Glass Casting

People often ask, why glass? I know it sounds rather cliché, but it came from a dream. During my training as a carver I often wondered what the carvings would look like if you could see right through them from behind the piece. This was more to do with the poupou, those carved ancestors placed around the walls within the wharenui. We often disregard the chips from the carving, but it brought back memories of one of my mentors, John Bevan Ford who said, "what we take away is just as important as what we leave. This led me to understand...