Recipients of the Tuwhare Creative Residency 2022 announced

Article by Rob Tuwhare

The Tuwhare Charitable Trust is proud to announce Wairere Tame Iti, Tracey Tawhiao and Ati Teepa as recipients of the inaugural Tuwhare Creative Residency at Rakitāmau, Kākā Point.

The opening of Hone’s crib at Rakitāmau, Kākā Point on October 21, 2022, marks the 100th Birthday of Hone Tuwhare. It also marks the beginning of an exciting future for the Tuwhare Trust as we embark on the next chapter of our journey to celebrate the Hone Tuwhare legacy through the Tuwhare Creative Residency programme.

The Tuwhare Creative Residency is the first residency to be developed in Aotearoa in the home and name of a Māori artist.

Tuwhare Trustee, Jeanette Wikaira says “as the inaugural Tuwhare creative residents, a Tame Iti, Tracey Tawhiao and Ati Teepa collaboration brings together intergenerational, multidisciplinary, experienced, and highly creative like minds. Tame, Tracey and Ati have collaborated over many years, they draw deeply from the Māori world, bringing together the poetics of Māori thinking with politically searing insight”.

The Tuwhare Trust is honoured to award Tame, Tracey and Ati this special inaugural residency and support their work in Hone’s home at Rakitāmau, Kākā Point, to bring indigenous storytelling to the world.