Tuituia

Artist: Aimee Ratana

Aimee Ratana

Ngai Tūhoe

 

Tuituia

Woolen blanket, felt & embroidery cotton with hand sewn applique                   $4675

Aimee Ratana has a graphic photography practice that explores identity and Māori sovereignty.

She gained a Bachelor of Media Arts from the Waikato Institute of Technology in 2003, going on to complete a Master of Māori Visual Arts at Massey University. Since then, Ratana has been widely exhibited across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ratana’s photographs reflect on her heritage, which is set in Te Urewera, the territory in the heart of Ngāi Tūhoe. She has extended this to woollen quilts, produced for her *Te Taumata* series, depicting imagery relating to the anti-terrorism raids of 2007.