13 Apr 2024

Maori art pioneer Fred Graham

From Māpuna Podcast, 2:00 pm on 13 April 2024

Mapuna visits Māori artist Fred Graham at his home in Waiuku at the lower reaches of the Manukau Harbour. He was part of a generation of young Maori artists who emerged after World War Two who forged a new path in contemporary art. That group included Ralph Hotere, Paratene Matchitt, Arnold Wilson, Robyn Kahukiwa, Buck Nin and many others and Fred Graham, now in his 90s, is one of the few still alive. Julian Wilcox talks to him about his art, whanau and his time as a rugby player which included a stint in the Māori All Blacks.