Tāwera Tahuri is a multimedia artist who has, since graduating from Toihoukura School of Māori Art and Design in 1997, achieved much at an international level. She travels extensively, representing Indigenous Māori artists on the global stage, her art serving as a conduit for her cultural and political activism.
In 2009 she was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Florence Biennale, which is held every two years and exhibits work by hundreds of invited artists from all over the world. She is currently a board member and secretary for Te Atinga the Contemporary Māori Visual Arts Committee and is the president and board member for The Seventh Generation Fund For Indigenous Issues based in the USA. The fundamental principle of this group is to maintain the hopes and aspirations of the future seven generations.
Tahuri is a passionate advocate for fresh waterways and is actively involved in the care and maintenance of sacred waterways. Her recent body of work is inspired by the revitalisation of her iwi and their Treaty of Waitangi land claim.