About the artist
Robyn Kahukiwa (Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) is a beloved New Zealand artist, award-winning children's book author and illustrator. She is one of New Zealand’s foremost Māori women artists living today. In her work she aims to give Māori an accessible, contemporary reflection of their culture.
Robyn Kahukiwa is considered an art icon and an international leader in indigenous art. She celebrates the values and strengths of Māori culture in powerfully spiritual depictions of life (wairua), women and children, myths and legends, and ancestors. Determined that her art remain accessible to all, she has published books and created a series of collectable prints.