Ko Mataatua me Te Arawa na Waka
Ko Maungapōhtu, Puutauaki, Whakapoungakau na Mauna
Ko Taurana, Oriini, Rangitaiki, Waingaehe na Awa
Ko Tamakaimoana, Tuhoe, Ngati Awa, Ngati Whakaue nga Iwi
Ko Tamakaimoana, Ngai Tama, Ngati Rono, Ngai Taiwhakaea, Nga Maihi, Te Roro o Te Rangi, Ngati Hurunga O Te Rani nga Hapu
Ko Tuapo, Taiwhakaea, Tuteao, Tutanekai, Hurunga O Te Rangi na whare Tupuna
Kia Ora tatou nga mihi
Kia Ora my name is Tane Singh–Lagah. Im 42, and reside in Rotorua with my wife and children. I am a multi-media artist and trained in Whakairo Rakau (Maori Woodcarving). I was born in Whakatane and raised in Australia from 5 years of age. In 2000 my wife and I came back home for a holiday, and on seeing the Māori art here we decided to return to NZ so I could learn the art of Whakairo Rakau.
I was honoured to receive a 3 year scholarship at the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute in Te Puia. I graduated in 2006 and then began to learn the art of Moko. I have since branched out into Pounamu, Bone, Stone sculpture, chainsaw carving, painting, design and airbrush.
I have always been artistic since childhood, both my parents and their
parents are also artistic. I enjoy the challenge of working in and exploring new mediums and love all traditional indigenous art. I hope you enjoy looking through all the wonderful art being created by all our artists on this website, and I look forward to working with and meeting you.
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