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We are looking for Volunteers! If you are interested in arts, sculpture, and events we would love for you to join the team for the Whangarei Sculpture Symposium 2018. If you are interested please contact Lenny at lennie@creativenorthland.com, pop into the office for a chat, or give us a call on (09) 430 0710 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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# Lawrence Makoare
You may recognise Lawrence from films such as The Dead Lands, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy. Lawrence was trained in the arts of Whakairo from the age of 14 through the guidance of Master Carver Denis Conway on Tumutumuwhenua his home Marae in Orakei. Lawrence works in two mediums; wood and soft stone and is about to progress to driftwood sculptures “I get to create and share my soul with the world in a different form, a piece of me that will leave a legacy that my Whanau, Friends and Iwi can be proud of for endless years to come. Within me I carry many of my ancestors and through my actions; I get to pass this on in forms that make my culture unique. Mauri Ora” - Lawrence Makoare.
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Come see us in 2018 to discuss what we can do for you to thrive in Northland's creative sector
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