As the painting Ko Hāta Maria, te Matua Wahine o te Atua (Holy Mary, Mother of God) travelled around New Zealand, we were featured in by the mainstream New Zealand news through NZ On Air. The article explore the dedication of the painting and hikoi pilgrimage around the country.
Pouwhakarite Māori apostolate co-ordinator Korty Wilson speaks on the artwork as part of her hikoi.
Studio of Saint Philomena owner Damien Walker, an award-winning artist who helped restore churches and religious art after the Christchurch earthquakes, worked closely with Anthony Te Keepa and the church’s rūnanga to draw authentic Māori elements into the painting.
Check out the article below!