Author(s): Lara Strongman
Shane Cotton (Ngati Rangi, Ngati Hine, Te Uri Taniwha) is one of a small group of prominent artists of dual Maori and Pakeha descent. Trained within a European art school tradition, Cotton?s work explores aspects of his bi-cultural heritage ? and by extension, examines the nature of New Zealand's cultural identity. This beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book accompanies and documents the major retrospective exhibition at City Gallery Wellington, 13 July ? 19 October 2003. First published April 2004.