Join us for a spotlight talk with 23rd Biennale of Sydney participants, Mata Aho Collective. Presenting at their work on display at The Cutaway,  He Toka Moana: She’s a Rock, 2022, the collective will discuss their practice and process of realising the project. 

Dates & Times

Saturday, 11 June 2022

10.30–10.45 am

The Cutaway, Barangaroo 

Commence at the front of their work, He Toka Tū Moana: She’s a Rock, 2022


The Cutaway at Barangaroo

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Participant Bios

Mata Aho Collective

Mata Aho Collective is a collaboration between four Māori women who produce large scale fibre-based installations linked to mana wāhine Māori: the power and integrity of Māori women. An integral aspect of mana wāhine is whanaungatanga – to connect with others and stay accountable. Their conceptual framework is founded within the contemporary realities of customary Māori knowledge systems. Mata Aho develops work with a single authorship and relishes in a ‘four-brain, eight-hand’ approach. This enables a sense of supportive freedom as they ambitiously tackle works that are often bigger than their individual capabilities.