Tribal Affiliations: Te Rarawa, Tūwharetoa. Fiji
An artist and curator based in Te Awamutu, Aotearoa. Margaret has worked across a number of areas such as advisory, strategy and project management over the years. Having Graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe (with honours) and postgraduate in Business Management from Waikato University she is committed to the advocacy of the arts and creating opportunity for artists to connect.
A mixed media artist she has exhibited in Aotearoa, U.S, Australia, Fiji, Morocco and most recently curated Toi is Rongoā (2022) at Waikato Museum NZ. A large-scale exhibition based on cultural knowledge systems, wellbeing, and practice. Drawing on both her Māori and Fijian whakapapa her practise is centred around social, political, and cultural themes that thread in whenua, ritual and belief systems.
Past roles include Collection Curator for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Tumu Herenga Toi for New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Wheku-Under the Radar
2020, Tōtara, Enamel
Kauae Runga, Kauae Raro
Installation 2022, Collaboration with Libby Gray, Leilani kake
Nau mai e Hine!
2023 Acrylic on canvas