A chat with carver George Edwards

Tohuka Whakairo (master carver) George Edwards (Ngāi Tahu) of Wairewa has created artworks for many organisations - various marae, the Christchurch City Council, Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) as well as whare and ceremonial gates.

In this interview he tells of learning to work with wood, the challenges of transporting logs and carving totem poles as well as various workshops and teaching programmes he has run.

Please note that this recording contains occasional coarse language.

Further reading

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi