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E moko, come home

3 May - 3 June 2023

Tessa Russell (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu)

E moko, come home is Tessa Russell's latest video work. Come and make yourself comfortable on the cushy chairs, and let the projection wash over you.


A hands-on activity is available in the gallery while this exhibition is on.


If you would like to take part in an evening workshop inspired by Tessa's mahi toi, please see the what's on page for details. 




The extended exhibition text for E moko, come home is under development - check back later on :-)


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Artist Bio and Works List

Tessa Russell (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara who places her voice as a Māori mother at the center of her practice. Understanding how she makes will impact on the world her descendants live in, she explores using sustainable methods and materials when creating, unapologetically declaring the relationship Māori have with their environment. Tessa’s work opens up conversations addressing current issues affecting Māori, always reflecting on whakapapa, mana and mauri.



E moko, come home (2023)

Video projection

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