MATARIKI FESTIVAL ARTISTS
MEET THE TALENTED LOCAL ARTISTS THAT BRING
THE MATARIKI FESTIVAL TO LIFE.
Ko Ngäti Hine të Iwi
Ko Motatau të Maunga
Ko Waiomio te awa
Ko Miria te marae
Ko te Rapunga te Whare tupuna
Ko Kawiti te Rangatira,
Ko Theresa Reihana taku ingoa.
My tribe is Ngati Hine.
My Mountain is Motatau
My river is Waiomio
My tribal gathering place is Miria
The house of my ancestors is Te Rapunga
My Chief and ancestor is Kawiti.
My name is Theresa Reihana.
Theresa’s appreciation for her culture, whanau and surroundings are the inspiration for her art. Theresa’s work is diverse, incorporating her trademark – vibrancy of colour. Being a mother to six, Theresa has a big focus on motherhood and children and is now one of the most important emerging contemporary Maori artists of the North.
“My belief is that upon this earth we are all one. We should protect, feed and nurture the land for only the land will feed our grandchildren” – Theresa Reihana
Journey to the Bay of Islands this June and July to celebrate Puanga Matariki in one of Aotearoa’s most culturally significant and magnificent regions.
The festival will run from Friday 17th June – to Sunday 31st July, featuring over 20 free and ticketed events around the area that connect with one or more of the guiding principles of Matariki and Puanga.