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Shared Lines Trust Aims

"The 21st century is a period of hybridisation in which crucial themes such as identity, gender, ancestral legacy, ecology, technology, and critical thought are afforded equally significant value"

Our Mission Statement:


To support not-for-profit artistic, cultural, cross-cultural, and environmental initiatives that empower individuals and groups within Aotearoa and internationally.


The Trust is committed, in attaining its purposes to:

  1. strengthen the hauora of the people of Aotearoa;

  2. respecting and implementing the dual heritage of the partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;

  3. respecting the cultural diversity of people and encourage people from all nationalities to utilise the Trust’s facilities and services; 

  4. inspiring people to reach their full potential; 

  5. working cooperatively with others;

  6. maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.


The values of the trust:


  • Manaakitanga - We respect the dignity of all people and work equitability

  • Kaitiakitanga - We support guardianship and protection in the management of the environment and knowledge

  • Mahi tahi - We support collaboration between all people and are inclusive by design


  • Shared Lines Trust is registered with NZ Charities Services and as a Charitable Trust with the NZ Companies Office.

  • Shared Lines Collaborative is a not for profit collective of artists and arts producers contracted to produce arts and community projects.

  • Lemuria Limited (a for profit company) has until now managed the finances for all Shared Lines projects and will do so until the Trust has one year of financial documents.

Shared Lines Trust

Charities Service Registration Number: CC61762

NZ Companies Office - Charitable Trust Incorporation Number: 50160612

If you would like to donate please contact by clicking the button below.

Kaitiaki / Trustees

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Linda Lee 

Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia ki Ōtaki.

Linda Lee is an arts producer, artist and weaver based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Linda has a strong focus on supporting communities through artistic mediums.


She is creative director of Shared Lines, co-producer of Urban Dream Brokerage, producer of Ōtari Raranga Weavers and contributing member of the Asian Aotearoa Arts group.


She holds an MFA (first class honours) from Ilam School of Fine Arts with post graduate diploma’s in event management and teaching alongside certificates in Raranga, Whatu Kākahu and Te Reo Māori.


She has over 10 years teaching experience at secondary schools in Aotearoa and abroad as well as tutoring and lecturing at Victoria University of Wellington. 


As an artist of mixed descent (Māori, Chinese, Pākehā, Dalmatian/Croatian), Linda’s art practice explores identity, researching and reinterpreting family histories through exhibition, installation and book form. Her study of raranga and Māori indigenous art, te reo Māori as well as disaster management has been used as a way to reconnect to her heritage but also to develop new means of non verbal communication when working in localities with language barriers and to use art to help build more resilient communities.


Ngaroma Riley

Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri

Ngaroma Riley is a project coordinator, people connector and emerging artist. Her carving journey began in Japan making buddhist statues.


Since returning to Aotearoa in 2020 she has completed a Certificate of whakairo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and is part of the Toi Māori Aotearoa Whakakai Mentoring Programme, a cohort of wahine Māori artists working in three-dimensions.


She has recently completed a whatarangi/storehouse for a tomokanga installed at Kaitaia and was shortlisted for the 2023 Kingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award.

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Kim Lowe

Ngāti Hainama, Ngāti Pākehā

Kim Lowe is an artist, printmaker and educator based in Ōtautahi Christchurch whose work often draws on her NZ Chinese ancestry for inspiration.


She holds an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Canterbury (First Class Honours) and was the Olivia Spencer Bower Award recipient 2019. 


Her artwork often uses forms and elements of her hybridised NZ Chinese, Pākehā-European and Southern New Zealand cultures and environment.

She currently lectures at Ara Institute of Canterbury in the Creative Industries, and has initiated and participated in many community-building projects including Shared Lines Sendai: Christchurch Art Exchange; AChA and AAAHui18; Thinking of Place I,II & III international print exchanges; and Toi Te Karoro a shared print studio in post-quake New Brighton.


Taupuruariki (Ariki) Whakataka Brightwell

Te Whānau-a-Ruataupere, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti

Mutunga, Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa ki Tūwharetoa, Tahiti, Ra’iātea, Rarotonga

Ariki is an indigenous artist and sound system operator of Māori, Tahitian and Rarotongan descent, born in Turanga Nui a Kiwa. Ariki is a 27th-generation indigenous artist like her father and her ancestors before her.


She has a deep passion in creativity, history and storytelling giving her a sense of duty to pass on the legacy of our art in Te Ao Māori. Ariki’s goal is to share her culture and its beauty to her people and the world.

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