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Monday, March 19, 2012

31 Heroines of March 2012: Robyn Kahukiwa

Robyn Kahukiwa – Māori Artist and Icon

I have always found Robyn’s work inspiring. I was first introduced to it while I was studying at Victoria University. I was a young Māori woman discovering my Māori heritage and exposed to issues I had never thought about before. Her ‘Wahine Toa’ (Women Warriors) exhibition highlighted for me the strength and traits of women that are often not acknowledged. Inspired by Robyn’s work and the messages behind her art – including issues related to whānau (family), politics and Māori sovereignty – I found a way to express my thoughts and feelings through art.

Rachel Jones

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