Anna McAllister

Te Awa Atua

Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Ngāti Porou

*Bite* video. Anna McAllister. June, 2019.
Matūtū. Anna McAllister and Holly Walker. Window Gallery, Auckland. March, 2019.

Master of Fine Arts

Te Awa Atua is an assertion of divine femininity and a repositioning of ikura to signal wāhine as one of the most powerful things in te ao Māori.The perceptions we currently have about ikura, are a result of past and on-going colonisation; this is not the way we felt before colonisation happened. Te Awa Atua comes off the back of many important research into ikura, namely by, Ngāhuia Murphy.
Block 2 Level D