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Nikau Hindin and the Art of Māori Tapa

Nikau Hindin is a modern Maori practitioner of Aute.  We caught up with her and discussed her journey of acquiring this ancient knowledge.  You can check out some of Nikau's work at Te Uru Gallery up until August the 18th.  Thank you to Nikau  Additional footage supplied by:  Rob Lau & Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary...

Nikau Hindin is a modern Maor...

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Prem Tyler Handweaving

“Years ago, the village weaver wove everyone’s clothes… Maybe I was one of them.” We recently had the pleasure of visiting Prem Tyler at her weaving studio in the serene neighbourhood of Maraetai beach. Climbing up the stairs into her attic, we are welcomed into a room bursting with warmth. Surrounded...

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Oro Negro & Frankie Ruins

Nestled in the Samoa House community on Karangahape Rd lies the workshop and gallery of Colombian jewellers Oro Negro and Frankie Ruins. It is in this workshop that we learned about the historical and cultural ruminations of Ernesto’s practice. Ernesto Ovalle (Oro Negro), his son Sebastian (Frankie Ruins) and daughter...

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Goat Loft

 Auckland-based designer Eliav Meltzer's brand Goat Loft is at the forefront of an emerging community of designers and consumers favouring repurposed textiles over fast fashion.  Using reclaimed industrial materials, Meltzer has created a contemporary range of bags and accessories that are as functional as they are durable.  We caught up with Eliav...

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Elena Renker

Elena Renker is a German New Zealand ceramicist based in Okura, Auckland. Well known for her Shino wares, Elena uses a traditional home-built wood-fired kiln to make pots that are remarkably unique in their form and finish. We visited Elena at her studio to find out how she developed her remarkable...

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