Kura Te Waru Rewiri was born in the North island of New Zealand in 1950. After secondary schooling, she enrolled at the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury, where she gained a Diploma in Fine Art (Hons) in painting. Since 1975, she has taught art in secondary schools, tertiary institutions and universities and Whare Wananga. Kura Rewiri has been painting since 1985 and has held national solo exhibitions annually. She is acknowledged as a leading New Zealand painter who also contributes works to contemporary Maori exhibitions, in this country and overseas. Her work has been shown in important exhibitions of contemporary Maori art including Maori Art Today, an exhibition which toured the country in 1986-87 as a contemporary accompaniment to Te Hokinga Mai - Te Maori; Mana Tiriti (Wellington City Art Gallery, 1990) and Te Waka Toi; Contemporary Maori which toured the United States and New Zealand between 1992 and 1994.
We have records of art auction sales by Kura Rewiri from 1994 and in total 101 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 58 (57%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,785 for Wahine Ma sold by Webb's in September 2021. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Kura Rewiri are held by the Museum Of New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery and Christchurch Art Gallery.
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