About the artists
Born in Rawene, Hokianga, Dr Maureen Lander (Ngāpuhi, Te Hikutu, Pākehā) is a leading exponent of raranga (weaving) and installation art. She has exhibited, photographed, written about and taught Māori art since 1986. Lander was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2020 for her services to Māori art.
Te Roopu Raranga o Manaia is a group of weavers from Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington) who meet regularly at Hikoikoi, Petone. The group focuses on facilitating the cultural and social wellbeing of the Taranaki whānui of Wellington Tenths Trust and Palmerston North Māori Reserve through the traditional and contemporary practice of raranga toi Māori.