Tessa Williams

Tessa Williams (Image credit: Chloe Mason)

Ngāti Rakiapaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngati Kōtirana.

Williams’ was a portrait photographer for 10 years before pivoting during lockdown 2020. She is now an interdisciplinary artist, who places her voice as a Māori mother at the centre of her practice. Understanding how she makes will impact on the world her descendants live in, she explores using sustainable methods and materials when creating, unapologetically declaring the relationship Māori have with their environment. Williams work opens up conversations addressing current issues affecting Māori, always reflecting on whakapapa, mana and mauri.

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