Livestream: The Hui - Monday, April 29, 2024

Today on The Hui, we talk to artists 'Mataaho Collective' who have taken out the top prize at the prestigious Biennale Art festival in Venice.

The group was awarded the Golden Lion for the Best Artist in the International Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in Italy, which has been likened to winning gold at the Olympics.

From the 86 countries exhibiting this year, it was Aotearoa, New Zealand that took the premier prize.

Known for their large-scale fibre-based artwork, the group is made up of Māori women artists: Erena Baker-Arapere (Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, and Ngāti Raukawa), Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko, and Tūhoe), Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi Te Rangi), and Dr Terri Te Tau (Rangitāne and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa).

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Made with support from New Zealand On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.