Presenting seven original illustrations drawn specifically for the book Huia Come Home by J. Ruka. Supported on backing board with matt surround, these are ready for finishing in your choice of frame. Measurements include matt board. 


Thanks to the author, each comes with a signed copy of the book in which they feature!


 Contact me here for enquiries, and visit huiacomehome.co.nz to learn more about this beautiful kaupapa!


'Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand's native forests, the huia was a symbol of the land's unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird's tragic extinction in the early 1900s represents a shot to the heart of Aotearoa and is a potent metaphor for a country's conflicted history.

Using the story of the untimely extinction of the huia, Jay Ruka offers a fresh perspective on the narrative of Aotearoa; a tale of two cultures, warring worldviews, and the things we lost in translation.

Revisiting the early missionaries, the transformative message of the gospel and the cultural missteps of the Treaty of Waitangi, Huia Come Home invites us to reconnect with the unique story offered by the indigenous Māori lens.

In relearning the history that lies in the soil of Aotearoa, we might just find a shared hope for the future and a recovery of national treasures once thought to be extinct. 

Huia Come Home. (Graphite on cotton paper, 44.5 x 46cm)

$450

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Ngā Paemaunga ō Ruahine. (Graphite on cotton paper, 44 x 36cm)

$250

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Huia Eggs. (Graphite on cotton paper, 26.5 x 26.5cm)

$200

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Tohora. (Graphite on cotton paper, 29 x 40cm).

$200 

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Huia Feather in Bowler Hat. (Graphite on cotton paper, 25 x 23cm)

$200

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Huia Beak brooch and Pendant. (Graphite on cotton paper, 40 x 40cm)

$300 SOLD

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Erin's Dream. (Graphite on cotton paper, 46 x 38.5cm)

$250

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Buller's Bird-cage. (Graphite on cotton paper, 35 x 40cm.)

$200

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