documentation of Mata Aho Collective working on Te Whare Pora (2012/13)


Mata Aho Collective are four friends who enjoy making art together. We met at university and continue to make work through modes of wānanga. Our conceptual framework is founded within the contemporary realities of mātauranga Māori. We employ a 'four-brain, eight-hand' approach that enables a sense of supportive freedom as we produce works that are bigger than our individual capabilities and of a single collective authorship. Living in Aotearoa New Zealand we are:

Erena Baker (Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangātira) completed a Masters in Māori Visual Arts with First Class Honours through Massey University, Palmerston North in 2009. 

Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe) completed a Masters in Fine Arts with high distinction through Massey University in 2010.

Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) completed a Masters in Māori Visual Arts with First Class Honours at Massey University, Palmerston North and also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Victoria University, Wellington.

Dr. Terri Te Tau (Rangitāne ki Wairarapa) completed a PhD in Fine Arts at Massey University in Palmerston North in 2015. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts Massey University. 


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