Join us on the penultimate weekend of the exhibition Strands to hear artist Ana Iti (Te Rarawa) in conversation with curator Melanie Oliver.

Ana Iti (Te Rarawa) is an artist based in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara. Often employing sculpture, video and text, the artist's recent work explores the practice of history making through shared and personal narratives, attempting to open up space for more subjective experiences and feeling.

Highlighting the role of whanaungatanga, Strands brings together the work of Arapeta Ashton (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Porou, Muriwhenua), Ayesha Green (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), Chevron Hassett and Ana Iti.

Each of these artists has recently reconnected with the whenua they are from, undertaking journeys to meet whanau, to walk up a mountain, swim in a river or Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, or return to an indigenous practice. These experiences continue to inform their art making, either directly as documentation or more poetically, contributing to their work as an ongoing process of learning.

Please note, Chevron Hassett will now be overseas and is sadly no longer able to be part of this event.


  • Free


  • Sun 15 Mar


  • 1:00 pm


  • 45 Laings Road
  • Lower Hutt, New Zealand