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“I want people to see the beauty that I see” - Erika Pearce

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Tuarangaranga ana ngā tai o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa i tēnei whakaaturanga hou. 

Ko "I Am Wahine" he whakaaturanga mahi toi, e whai ana kia whakaatu ana i te ataahua o ngā wāhine Māori, iwi moutere anō hoki.

Heoi anō te kaitā, a Erika Pearce, he Pākehā.  E ai ki tētahi kaitā Māori, mā tenei whakaaturanga pea ka rongo i ngā take raweke ahurea.

Tuarangaranga ana ngā tai o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa i tēnei whakaaturanga hou. 

"Any artist that comes from a dominant culture that wants to use aspects from a minority culture you'll always have an issue called cultural appropriation," tā Natasha Keating.

Hei tā Erika Pearce, "I want people to see the beauty that I see."


Ko te ringatoi, Erika Pearce, he Pākehā. Ko tōna wawata he whakanui i te rerehua o ngā ahurea iwi moutere.


"I'm proud to be a Kiwi and I'm proud to come from this land and I have utmost repsect for the people that were here before my people and I want people to see what I feel," tā Pearce.


Ka whakaahua te whakaaturanga i ngā wāhine Māori - Pasifika anō hoki, arā, kua whakaae rātau - kia peitatia -ō rātau pikitia.


"We're such a melting pot of cultures and throughout this it's been really interesting because you've got people who are Māori and Tongan and Samoan, and Asian and German and Indian all wrapped into one," tā Pearce.


Hei tā Natasha Keating, kāre te nuinga e mārama ana ki ngā reanga o ngā toi Māori, ko tāna ake mahi he purenga ihomatua, kia Māori ake.


"Art for Māori is about so many other things, it's about whakapapa and it's about connection, it's about reflection, it's about where we stand in this society," te kī a Natasha Keating.

Ka tuku a Pearce i wētahi moni o wāna mahi hokohoko ki Womens Refuge. 

Hei tā Natasha Keating, waiho mā te Māori ōna ake āhua, e kōrero.