An exhibition of recent works by
Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata, Izzy Te Rauna.
OHO is the awakening of creative energies experienced by each of the three exhibiting artists in the last two years. Izzy Te Rauna discovered a passion for tukutuku. Fiona Collis has gone back to her traditional weaving roots and her passion for weaving was reborn. Mel Tahata wakes at odd hours trying to watch and learn from Te Whānau Marama in their celestial dance across the sky. Each artist experienced an awakening of sorts and the activation that took place in their practice, is produced here.
Throughout their careers, these three wahine Māori have worked in their mediums, with their respective indigenous heritage a definitive, shared concept. This collection of recent work combines Izzy’s tukutuku, Fiona’s traditional muka kakahu and Mel’s digital moving images into a group exhibition that responds to their relevant genealogies and the research into their own indigenous practice.