Artist: Erena Koopu
Iwi: Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau a Apanui
Title: Hei ō mō Apanui
Kaupapa: Hei ō mō Apanui explores an exhibition of artworks by Erena Koopu. In this body of work Erena transfers musical compositions by composer Rikirangi Gage into stunning artworks.
Artist Statement: Erena is a painter and Māori performing artist whose works are influenced by Te Ao Māori with a focus on retelling iwi narratives. Erena uses her position as a senior lecturer to broaden knowledge of toi Māori through teaching and engagement at Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Art.