Studio Reflection

In  my second studio Lens, we were intergrating the concept of Turangawaewae (a place to stand). The concepts that we looked was what made Wellington home for us and we then used photography to communicate this. The work that I made was an A3 sized photograph that had 5 photos that I had taken and […]

Cultural Identity

I am what some might call a ‘true kiwi’, I have lived in New Zealand my whole life and had the typical Kiwi up-bringing of climbing trees, playing bull rush at lunch and feeding pet lambs. Growing up and being around family at important times of the year, like Christmas and birthdays. Family and where […]

Not So Fresh Off The Boat

One key point that was talked about in the lecture this week was the Polynesian Panthers. They were a group of Polynesians that were focused on bringing communities together and peacefully protesting against racism and discrimination towards the Polynesians. In the book, ‘Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945’  by Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow, it […]

Making an Empire

  In  “Chapter 8: Making empire?” (Making Peoples: A history of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Hawai’i Press, 2001. 179-203. Print.) it talks about how New Zealand became part of the British Empire and all of the acts that took place for this to happen. The British had […]

Values and Taonga Works

The term that I chose from Moko Mead’s “Ngā Pūtanga o te tikanga: Underlying principals and values”, is Values. Values are always being applied to art and design practices as the way that we create and respond to art and designs is affected by our values. When we are creating art and designs parts of our […]