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ARTIST IN FOCUS

LISA REIHANA

MNZM

She masterfully creates works of beauty loaded with meaning, and examines how identity and history are represented, exploring concepts of place and community.

Lisa Reihana is our 2022 Artist in Focus and is bringing a free series of her most celebrated pieces alongside new works to the Wellington region over the Festival period. Embrace this opportunity to delve deep into the world of one of Aotearoa’s artistic treasures.

Article Magazine

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