Incorporating figures to personify our earth and sky as Ranginui and Pāpātūanuku, this artwork displays our connection to our whakapapa and its origin within the natural environment. Kaitiaki Studios is an ever-evolving space of artistic development led by Artist/Designer Morgan Mathews-Hale based in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. A multidisciplinary artist, Morgan works in all different mediums of creative expression from tattoo/taa moko, to visual arts and graphic design. Morgan prides herself on the ability to include Māori design, with reference to local narratives or values of each individual or organisation. Connecting our communities with stories and tikanga from Te Ao Māori in a way that is inclusive and collaborative. She finds true joy in visual expression and storytelling, and in seeing the impact her work has on the people who interact with it.

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