The Huia Show Screenprint


First Edition

I came across this quote while researching my earlier print Sing:

“While we were looking at and admiring this little picture of bird-life, a pair of Huia, without uttering a sound, appeared in a tree overhead, and as they were caressing each other with their beautiful bills, a charge of No. 6 brought them both to the ground together. The incident was rather touching and I felt almost glad that the shot was not mine, although by no means loth to appropriate 2 fine specimens.”

– Sir Walter Buller
(From The Penguin Natural World of New Zealand by Gerard Hutching.)


That inspired this print, called The Huia Show. I wish those who eradicated the Huia had been more considerate, as I would’ve liked the opportunity to listen to the Huia’s music and watch them perform. I’d be happy to do their gig posters too.

This is part of the Wattlebird gig series.

Two- colour screenprint on 216gsm Environment paper.

Hand signed, embosse and numbered

500mm × 750 mm

Limited edition of 35
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