Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe
I am a full-time visual artist and even fuller-time mum living and working in Whakatāne, Aotearoa NZ. My practise is typically lens-based; expressing performance, sculpture and installation through still and moving imagery. Major themes in my work explore representation, indigeneity, gender and social justice. An important part of my practice is as a member of Mata Aho Collective, which was established in 2011. We are four Māori women who create conceptual, large-scale installations that cite customary Māori textiles using everyday synthetic materials.