• Arielle Walker

“A Whatuora approach [...] insists that we actively reclaim and restore, unpick and re-weave, a culturally well and clear vision of our present realities and, importantly, create a vision for the future.” - Hinekura Smith, 2019

distance rewoven from the roots to the stem presents new work by Tāmaki Makaurau based practitioner Arielle Walker. Beginning with the relationship between storytelling and traditional crafts passed down over generations, the work references lines of her tūpuna wāhine and looks towards her ancestral homelands, particularly Taranaki, Scotland, and Ireland. Mending the disconnections and ruptures that have occurred over time–through colonialism in and from these homelands–Walker is engaged in the act of reclaiming and restoring, unpicking and reweaving that Hinekura Smith describes: a small, quiet act of decolonising the self.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday, 11am–5pm
  • Saturday, 11am–3pm


  • 16 Dowling Street
  • Ōtepoti, Dunedin