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Simon Te Wheoro

Simon Te Wheoro

Through a teardrop shaped sculpture, Simon speaks about racism, suppression and equality.

Using Takaka marble sourced from a demolished part of Wellington’s Parliament building, Simon has crafted his interpretation of a twisted teardrop. The twisted form expresses the notion of unity; all races being victim of racism in one form or other.

Simon Te Wheoro (Ngati Mahanga, Ngati Te Wehi, Te Aupouri) is a Māori visual artist who uses contemporary design within a traditional context.

Simon works within a variety of mediums including paint, Ta Moko (Māori tattoo), and wood and stone sculpture.