In this episode I travel to Otorohanga to visit Hiria Anderson-Mit-ah at her home and studio. Hiria is Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura, Rereahu.
Hiria graduated from Whitecliffe Collage of Design & Arts with an MFA, first class honours. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the University of Auckland Art Collection, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and The Waikato Museum. She is represented by Tim Melville in Auckland and Page Galleries in Wellington.
Sitting down to speak with Hiria was entertaining, fascinating, funny and disarming. You’ll hear her speak with a comfortable frankness about challenges that she has faced personally and those that still exist for her community. She talks about what is and isn’t tapu to paint for her, why cooking pots are an important subject in her practice… and ...... Read more