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STUDENT SHOWCASE

We're proud to feature some of the tauira of the Hetet School of Māori Art 

SORAYA McCONACHY

Art Photographer, Weaver
South Island, Aotearoa NZ

Meet Soraya who joined HSoMA to learn Taaniko and has gone on to learn kākahu and finesse her kete whakairo.

Soraya now sells her weaving and art photography. You can find out more about Soraya's story and her mahi on her website.

Visit Soraya onllne

Soraya Weaving
Soraya's Hieke
Soraya's Kete

DEMELZA CRAIG

Busy Mama, Weaver
Wainuiomata, Aotearoa NZ

Since this short film was made, Demelza's exquisitely woven kete whakairo and kete pikau have become sought after. Her work is sold at The Dowse art museum and on commission.

Demelza has also undertaken an internship at Te Papa and demonstrated weaving there. 

Yes. Demelza is one very busy mama!

 
Demelza's Kete
Demelza weaving
 

MANAIA CARSWELL

Busy Mama, Weaver
Masterton, Aotearoa NZ

Manaia has four children, a lifestyle block and a passion for weaving.

In this interview, Manaia shares her weaving journey from beginner weaver to completing a korowai with the Hetet School of Māori Art.

Manaia has exhibited and now weaves on commission.

Visit Manaia online
 
Manaia's weaving collection
Manaia weaving
Manaia's Kete

ANNETTE van STEENWIJK

Retired,Weaver
Mangawhai, Aotearoa NZ

Annette emigrated from the Netherlands 23 years ago with her husband and three children.

Annette says,

"It was in my second year in New Zealand, at a Pacifica Event, that  my love for Raranga was ignited and resulted in a search for a night time class. It was however the Hetet School of Māori Art that gave me the opportunity (as a non Māori) to be professionally taught and fully immersed in the art of weaving. Learning to weave traditionally not only strengthened my families connection to the land but gave me the tools to look for my own contemporary style too; that I could stay true to who I am."

Visit Annette online

 
Annette's Kete
Annette's Pōtae
 

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