'Aurei' by Rangi Kipa.


Sculpted by New Zealand artist and Waikato alumnus Rangi Kipa, Aurei represents a famous proverbial saying from King Pōtatau, the first Māori king: There is but one eye of the needle through which the white, black and red threads must pass.

The sculpture suggests the spirit of unity and the common pursuit of knowledge and understanding, symbolically tying people, relationships, kaupapa and ideologies together.

This object is part of the University of Waikato Art Collection. Enquiries into the art collection are encouraged and can be directed to the Art Collection Curator, [email protected]