Frank and Linda have woven their own relationship, which began with Linda learning raranga under kaiako Frank. Both whakapapa to Northland among other affiliations, where Frank comes from a whānau of toi Māori practitioners and has over twenty years weaving experience.
As an independent artist, producer and former teacher, Linda’s cultural journey to understand her own cross-cultural and Māori identity has led her to this creative practice.
“I came from a fine arts background and travelled a lot as a child being the daughter of an army man. Raranga brought me back to my roots,” says Linda.
The two have worked to create this unique community offering, sharing their knowledge, as well as making art and working with various organisations nationwide.