Art auction to fundraise for Iti and Kemara's appeal

Uploaded by tekareremaorinews on 06.08.2012

Tame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara are trying
to raise money for their appeal.
They're hoping to raise $50,000 to relieve financial constraints.
Letters to Tame Iti inside jail.
The letters are adorned in his latest work of art.
These are just some of the pieces which will go on auction,
and over 40 artists have donated their work.
Contributions from famous Maori artists such as Shane Cotton
and Pakeha artists such as Billy Apple.
So that's the calibre of people who are involved.
It's a fundraiser for both Iti and Kemara.
They need to raise $50,000 at the auction
in order for the appeal to go ahead at the end of the month.
In May, Iti and Kemara were sentenced
to two and a half years in jail
for possession of illegal firearms.
Iti's son says he's started to teach the language to inmates in jail.
The auction will be held
on Karangahape Road, Auckland, on August 14.
Anzac Pikia, Te Karere.