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Performance art with 'Ngā Uri Hou' a new whare karioi, at the Indigenous Celebration Bali

I recently participated in the 'Indigenous Celebration' in Ubud, Bali at the Agung Rai Museum of Art. I also delivered a workshop on cultural tattooing whilst there, and performed some of my poetry. It was an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity and i'm grateful to have met some amazing indigenous artists and activists from places such as Taiwan, Solomon Islands, Papua, Borneo, Australia and some other far off places!

I also designed the logo for this festival, and one of my four brands, Toi Tangata Māori Art Gallery was one of the collaborative partners on the project.

Having focused largely on developing my tā moko practice for the past ten years, I am currently enjoying diversifying and experimenting with other art forms in recent times, like performance art and poetry, among other things still in development!

To read more about our new group 'Ngā Uri Hou: The New Descendants' or our recent performance at the Indigenous Celebration Bali, click here.

I also delivered a second workshop at The Green School on cultural tattooing whilst in Bali for this festival.

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Reflecting on the opening of Toi Wāhine 2015 at 10 Hartham Pl, Porirua

On 2nd December myself and six other female Māori artists affiliated to the Porirua area (Xoe Hall, Pikihuia Carkeek-Haenga, Sophie Jolley, Miriama Grace-Smith, Sian Montgomery-Neutze, Keri-Mei Zagrobelna) had our exhibition opening for Toi Wāhine 2015 at 10 Hartham Place in Porirua.

Thanks to Urban Dream Brokerage who helped us to obtain the awesome space to have our show in. Thank you to everyone that came along to the opening event and made it such a special night!

Here are some photos from Toi Wāhine 2015 which ran for three weeks from 2nd - 22nd December 2015.

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