Te Whare Pora: Mata Aho Collective
Te Whare Pora
Mata Aho Collective
Edited and designed by Erena Baker, Sarah Hudson, Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau.
The concept of Te Whare Pora embodies the idea of a house of learning and is customarily a space for obtaining knowledge pertaining to fibre arts, primarily weaving. The atua of Te Whare Pora is Hineteiwaiwa who holds authority over the arts pursued by women. Over their residency, the artists are interested in engaging with Te Whare Pora from a contemporary perspective and will be using new media to signify its importance within the 21st Century, creating work by extracting and distilling signifiers of the wharenui experience.