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  • RICHARD SHORTLAND COOPER

    • Through contemporary sculpting techniques, Richard Shortland Cooper adapts and reworks traditional Māori and Pacific motifs and stories.

      Richard studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, completing his Doctorate of Fine Arts in 2004. Among his many achievements include participation in the International Sculpture Symposium in France in 2001. He was the first New Zealand sculptor ever invited to the event. The following year, Richard was awarded a Pacific Innovation and Excellence Award from Creative New Zealand. He has also published two books, Kaitiaki Mentorsand My Journey, which tell of his life experiences from his early years in forestry

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