Staff Profile

Michael Looker

Michael Looker

Whakairo Tutor

Ngāpuhi, Pākehā, Ngāitu, Ngāti Whārara

"He toki te tangata
He taonga te tangata"

"Whakairo has taught me that just as the chisel has the ability to influence the form of whatever it touches, so too do we as people have the influential ability to directly affect our environment, be it good or bad. I believe that understanding and trusting process is key in our pursuit of knowledge and practice."

Michael Looker completed a Bachelor of Māori Art through TWoA and has continued in his practice for buyers here and overseas. He has been involved in various projects including marae and public demonstrations. He is currently engaged in Postgraduate studies, in pursuit of his Masters in Māori Visual Arts.