May 5, 201930m
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Influence: Dr Sandy Adsett
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Dr Sandy Adsett has spent fifty years working in Māori visual Arts, he began his career as an arts advisor in the 1960's where he visited regions implementing the 'Māori Arts in Schools" programme. In the early 1990's he became principal tutor at Toihoukura Māori Visual Arts school in Gisborne, he is a painter whose work has exhibited around the world.In 2018 he received an honorary doctorate from Massey University, and was honoured by Creative New Zealand for his service and contribution to Māori arts. In this new series, Te Ahi Kaa profiles Dr Sandy Adsett.

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