This multidisciplinary moana nui collective of women create immersive installations using audio and visual projections.
Their work has been exhibited internationally and across Aotearoa. They are interested in exploring indigenous histories and the strength of whakapapa or genealogical structures, highlighting the importance of intangible connections between people and the earth.
The collective are Jamie Berry, Pikihuia Haenga, Te Kahureremoa Taumata and Leala Faleseuga.
05 – 17 June 2023
Te Auaha Cinema
65 Dixon Street, Te Aro
Karla Marie Ceramics
111 Dixon Street, Te Aro
Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāpuhi
I am a Multidisciplinary Artist originally from Turanganui-a-kiwa and have spent the last 20 years residing in Te Whanganui-a-tara. I have always appreciated the vibrant, creative energy present in Pōneke, and can credit much of who I am as an Artist to this beautiful city.
I am honoured to be curating the Visual Arts programme this year for Kia Mau Festival, 6 – 17 June. My intention is to exhibit tangata whenua and tangata moana Artists, who I admire and who have a strong connection to Pōneke, to showcase their mahi toi within the city landscape we love and are inspired by. Pōneke will be humming during the Kia Mau Festival, with emerging and established Artists working in many different Artforms presented in participating locations around the city.
Advocating the energy we as Artists give back to this space and time. Kia Mau Festival is a special event where we as indigenous Artists of all disciplines can come together and celebrate each other.