George Nuku

George Nuku

(Maori – New Zealand)

Maori Artist

Schedule :

Thursday, May 2nd
  • 9:00 – 13:00
Friday, May 3rd
  • 12:30 – 13:30
  • 13:45 – 16:00
Saturday, May 4th
  • 13:45 – 16:00

George Nuku

George Nuku is an artist of Maori, Scot and German descent from Aotearoa / New Zealand. His career as an artist spans over 3 decades. His works range from small amulets carved from bone, shell, plastic, and stone through to life-size works in plexiglass, stone, wood, and polystyrene. Ultimately culminating in monumental sculptures of multistory height.

He carries thousands of years of artistic tradition, handed down from his forebears that promises to expand life and enhance survival. His works are collected by the rich and poor alike. For the past 7 years, his ‘Bottled Ocean’ installations have been touring the world in the northern, southern, eastern, and western hemisphere. He is 55 years old and has 5 sons ranging in age from 26 to 3 years old.

Remember the future

Talk Summary

I bring my message of a life’s work and commitment towards the remembrance of interconnection/inter-relation / inter-dependence.

Indigenous Related Topics

My talk addresses both autochtonne and occidental reality -it is unsustainable to only address the indigenous reality – both realities are connected to each other.