Reflect

Te waiora rere atu i te wharurua nei, Mai runga, mai rangi hei te oranga o nga tangata Ara, Ko Te Awa Kairangi! Na Trevor Himona i tito The health bearing quality of this river which traverses through the valleys, sourced from above, from the heavens, provides for the health and well being of the…

Wai…

Ko ahau te Wai, Ko te Wai ko ahau.  I am the water and the water is me. I became aware of my need for water whilst traveling overseas. I was doing alot of walking around cities carrying and refilling my bottle along the way. In Rome I discovered the many “nasoni” water fountains with…

Have your say!!

HAVE YOUR SAY!! Here it is a part of my work for the exhibition with DC. ‘Have your say!’ is an interactive display, the surgical gown is a blank pallet for all those that visit the exhibition to unpeg take from the line, make your mark with permanent pens.  Have your say about what is…

Socialmediaoverload

      HOW DO I HANDLE ALL THIS? SWITCH OFF…. ABANDON ALL HOPE AND BE HOPELESS WITH THE MASSES BE CONSUMED BY THE ATROCITIES AROUND THE GLOBE AND CRY INTO MY PILLOW EVERY NIGHT BECAUSE IN ALL REALITY HOW CAN I DO ANYTHING ABOUT ALL THIS?! THE WORLD HAS ENCROACHED ON TOP OF ME…HOW…

Mahi-aa-Ringa

    Mahi-a-Ringa Work by the hand, this the latest of my work that was exhibited at QUOIL in Wellington, a continuation of the work that was made for Platina.  Mauri stones has grown and developed..each with a story, held in the hand and contemplated. This story of Ika (fish) the Moana(sea) and sustainability.  We…

Mauri a concept

Mana Mana refers to an extraordinary power, essence or presence. This applies to the energies and presences of the natural world. There are degrees of mana and our experiences of it, and life seems to reach its fullness when mana comes into the world. The most important mana comes from Te Kore – the realm…

Objectspace

( The Legend of the Pounamu Fish.. The Objectspace exhibition is opening on friday… on collaboration. The video that Karl and I made will not be exhibited alongside our work at Objectspace, instead there will be a link to youtube where people can watch it.  This will be in the reader that will accompany the…

Inspiration!!

With so many amazing artists that went to festpac from Aotearoa, it has been a prolific time of showing some of the work that was made whilst away and a continuation of shows, exhibitions and productions.  I was not at the first screening of this soundscape but was lucky enough to see it at the…

Hafa Adai!!

  Nga mihi ano, I have been away at the Festpac 2016, the Pacific Arts Festival which was held in Guam for the last 17 days.  What an intensely inspirational and invigorating time it was!  27 countries from around the Pacific participated with multiple arts deciplines and huge amounts of amazing people.  The place was…

Legend of the Pounamu Fish a Documentary Stories, myths, legends are the backbone, the heart of a culture, with heroes and heroines, great deeds, adventures, incredible skills, risk, bravery and great rewards.  Passed on through the generations; legends grow and develop their own physicality and personality through each retelling and tellers interpretation.  Our Ancestral connection…

Pounamu

He roimata tuturu “My sorrow has been left in the stone” Poutini the taniwha swims up and down the west coast of the South Island, protecting both the people and the mauri of Pounamu. Many of the oral histories of Pounamu revolve around Poutini coming across a woman bathing in the northern seas of the…

Timewarp..

The Collaboration with the Dialogue Collective produced an awesome array of pictures over the week.  Them taking pictures in the pm/am in the UK and us in Aotearoa taking pictures in am/pm day and night.My aim was to capture the moment a thing/object/person/dog that was in my periphery my space.  Here are some of my…

Kia ora

Kia ora te Ao!!! Ko Heipipi te Pa Ko Waiohinganga te Awa Ko Takitimu te Waka Ko Ngati Kahungunu te Iwi Matua Ko Ngati Matepuu me Ngati Whakaari nga Hapu Ko Petane te Marae, Te Amiki te wharenui, Te Awhina te wharekai Ko Ngati Porou, Tuwharetoa, Kai Tahu nga Iwi katoa Ko Neke Moa ahau…