Christina Hurihia Wirihana
Ngati Maniapoto-Raukawa: Ngati Whawhakia: Ngati Pikiao
Christina is a contemporary artist, acclaimed in Aotearoa NZ and Internationally for her weaving which incorporates a mixture of customary and new practices. Christina has continued to advocate and research innovative pathways for Maori weavers through her long-standing National and International networks.
Christina and her Mother, Matekino Lawless QSM, have an established relationship as weavers and as good friends. This unique partnership has drawn much interest from National and International weavers, by sharing inter-generational expertise as a team.
Project Coordinator: Hotunui Tukutuku Conservation Project: Auckland Museum 2014 – 2017: Project Coordinator of the United Nations Tukutuku Project: New York 2010 – 2015: Co-Curator of Whiria – Weaving Global Connections Exhibition: Rotorua 2015: Project Coordinator: Evergreen State College Longhouse Tukutuku Project: Olympia, NW. USA 2017: