Artist Profile: Nichola Te Kiri



Tuhoe

Mixed Media Artist

Ko Maungapohatu te maunga (mountain)
Ko Mataatua te waka (canoe)
Ko Tuhoe te iwi (tribe)

I am the creator of handmade contemporary Maori infused taonga. Crafted in a room ‘out the back of Mum’s’ – in the heart of the Kirikiriroa.
My current creative endeavour is experimenting with kowhaiwhai, weaving patterns, kaitiaki and Maori myth and legend. I decipher their meanings in a contemporary context using resin as the vehicle for this translation.