Shared Lines: Aotearoa in Japan exhibiting artist
Ngā Kōura, Linocut print, 2018, 164 x 298mm
Pekapeka, Linocut print, 2019, 205 x 254mm
Emma Kitson BFA & B.Des.
Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha
"My work is inspired by te ao Māori and the native New Zealand flora and fauna. I am drawn to the many endemic species that are often overlooked because they are not fluffy or cute. These “lesser known natives” have become a metaphor for my own bicultural identity.
These artworks help me connect with the customs and culture of my Māori tipuna. As a wahine māori artist and a mother, I feel it is my duty to our ancestors to reclaim our past and create a Māori centred space for my child."