|"Rise Up" print by Barry Ross Smith|
One of our favourite pieces of NZ sporting art is "Rise Up" by Barry Ross Smith. He's not a dispassionate observer of the game like British born but NZ resident artist David John with his now venerable "changing room" series, Smith is a passionate supporter of rugby. His painting depicts the haka as performed by bull like rugby players, simultaneously referencing Greek legend, our most famous team and NZ's farming heritage that features so strongly in his work.
Now just about sold out - so I won't add a link to the print on our website - is a nice historical print of NZ's first game of rugby, between this writer's old school - Nelson College and a team of non-school players from Nelson in Paul Wilding's "The College vs Town".
|NZ's First Game of Rugby - Artist Paul Wilding|
|Old Rugby Boots - Dick Frizzell Limited Edition Print|
|Haka Actions (Kia Kaha Kid)|