KOHIKA TOI WHAIARO | ART PORTFOLIO
KOHIKA means collection, TOI means art and WHAIARO can mean personal. These kupu combined represent our line of past artworks, projects and achievements.
Korero Whangai U | Logo design for Breastfeeding Stories
As a Hakui, I breastfed for more than 10 years between our five tamariki. It was both a privilege and an honor to design the logo for Korero Whangai U in 2021
Toku Papa | Book Illustrating
Illustrating Ruby Solly's poetry book published early 2021, connecting whakapapa symbolism to tautoko the whakaaro of the content within.
Ka Hao te Rakatahi | Nurturing Creative Potential
Mentoring rakatahi to illustrate educational resources, developed in partnership with Te Taumutu Rūnaka and Te Whare Wānaka o Waitaha - University of Canterbury in 2019.
Mana Manaia Wānaka | Professional Development Workshop for Kaiārahi Kura
A custom designed series of workshops sharing the history and developments of Manaia as Kaitiaki (guardians) and symbolism in Māori art.
Soul Sistas | Matariki Group Exhibition Oxford 2019
Dark Sky Project | Ngāi Tahu Tourism
A project that developed Mātātuhi Matihiko (custom digital prints) and Kāri (greeting cards) for the launch of Dark Sky Project, a Ngāi Tahu Tourism partnership that blends astro-tourism and Mātauraka Māori (Māori knowledge systems). Our custom designs were focused on the location of Takapō (Tekapo), Matariki and Kāi Tahu oral histories.
Tātai Hono | Intergenerational Whānau Development
A dream of whānau reconnecting to their whakapapa, traditions and whenua. This pilot wānaka series was developed with whānau who have been disconnected from their papakāika and iwi for four generations. From tamariki to Taua and Poua, the holistic journey interweaves te reo, tikanga, kawa, rāranga, toi Māori and whakapapa.