Tori Golding

Central to my art practice is my Maori heritage including the history, traditions, myths and legends, and familial art making. Through traditional Maori weaving ‘Raranga’ and contemporary textile art approaches I reconnect with my heritage culture, and respond to issues relating to loss of language and cultural practices. My artworks draw from Maori cultural treasures such as ‘taonga’, which have their own traditional meaning and origin, and the spirit of Raranga involving deep feelings of spirituality, togetherness and unity, which has been passed on from our ancestors, and from generation to generation.

Taonga, 2017, flax plant, cotton

Taonga, 2017, flax plant, cotton

Taonga, 2017, flax plant, plywood