12pm 08 December 2022
Join us to explore some recent poems by writers who identify with or respond to the mermaid as a figure who slips between categories. Ōtepoti artist and poet, Jessica Hinerangi Thompson- Carr aka the Māori Mermaid, joins curator Megan Dunn to discuss their individual resonance with mermaid symbology. The Māori mermaid reads her own work and talks about the work of others from poetry to popular culture, shining light on the imaginative potential of the mermaid and its relevance to contemporary Aotearoa.
Jessica Hinerangi Thompson-Carr is Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāpuhi, and Pākehā. She is 26 years old and currently works as an artist, poet, and writer, often under the name Māori Mermaid (@maori_mermaid on instagram). Her inspiration comes from her whakapapa and she is constantly seeking more ...... Read more