Warren Pohatu

Warren Pohatu is a graphic designer and artist with a strong passion for his culture. Originally from the east coast of the North Island, Warren now lives in West Auckland and is the uncle of some very lucky Summerland ex–students. Warren is a member of the Ngai Tamanuhiri tribe, with links to Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki. For the past 20 years Warren has researched in depth the stories, legends and genealogy of his ancestors and he uses this research as inspiration to create his rich, vibrant and very graphic art works.
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Written and Illustrated by
Warren Pohatu
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Written and Illustrated by
Warren Pohatu
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The following illustrations are from
Māori Animal Myths

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The following are videos sharing some of
Warren Pohatu's artworks.


Click here to view some art works based on the style of Warren Pohatu created by some other Summerland Students.
Here is a selection from the above link. Thanks to the students of SPS Room 7 – 2007.
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Two schools have created murals based on the style of Warren Pohatu. They are fantastic!
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Pakea and the Whale
Whangaparaoa School - 2008
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http://www.kenakena.school.nz/Mural.htm