You will design and paint on the template and explore the themes of manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga.

Zena Elliott, Artist Bio: Elliott (Ngāti Awa, Te Whanau ā Apanui, Te Arawa, Ngai Te Rangi) is a Kirikiriroa/Hamilton-based multi-disciplinary artist positioned within contemporary painting and sculpture.

Zena’s practice stimulates discussion about gender fluidity, visibility, and cultural identity. She is interested in incorporating innovative methods and materials derived from indigenous knowledge and contemporary culture.

Zena is currently one of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Art Centre's creative residents this year.

This event is part of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre's Matariki 2022 celebrations.