An exhibition, 1 - 7 August 2009
An installation of works representative of people from my Whakapapa. 
Each individual is a part of me, as I am a part of them.


Memory, Healing, Connection

“Ka mate Ka mate, Ka ora, Ka ora”
“ tis death, tis death...tis life, tis life”...Te Rauparaha

OFF THE WALL - Eco Print to art couture
5 -22 Feb 2009

These works were part of an exhibition by Porirua artist and Whitireia textile art tutor Debs Donnelly, and including two current Whitireia students Cleo Thorpe Ngata and Olivia Giles, recent graduate Billee Mutton and former student, Rachelle Toimata. The artists have researched and applied eco colour, dyes and shibori techniques on wearable arts and textiles.
Whitireia Community Polytechnic student wearable artworks were shown in Philippines with other NZ designers on Waitangi Day 2008. Local works developed with mentoring from India Flint, Suzanne Tamaki and Kohai Grace.