He Korowai Mahana. To Be Cloaked In The Comfort Of Whakapapa. Donna Dinsdale
Donna Dinsdale presents a series of retrospective and new textile artefacts that encompass rich layers of history within Aotearoa. Each piece connects to her personally, highlighting a narrative that positions the work as a moment in time which reflects her bi-cultural sensibilities surrounding gender, identity and place.
Using the re-purposed vintage New Zealand Woollen Blanket as the foundation, the materiality of there artefacts display inter-woven traditional and contemporary techniques that cross the divisions between cultures.
Beyond this, the wairua of He Korowai Mahana represents a cloak of protection, giving new life and the ubiquitous struggle of connections between past and present.
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