James Ross Hemera

Ngāi Tahu

1950 -

Ross Hemera was born in Kurow and educated at Omarama Primary School, Waitaki Boys’ High School and Otago Polytechnic where he graduated with a Diploma of Fine and Applied Arts. He has worked as an Art Tutor at Waiariki Polytechnic and lectured at Wellington Polytech. Ross Hemera is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Design, Massey University, Wellington.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence from Ross Hemera, 14 Dec. 1993, and 6 and 16 May 2004.


  • "Tapping the Springs of Creativity: New Māori Arts." Craft international 6.4 (1988): 22-24.