Abigail Aroha Jensen

Abigail Aroha Jensen (Ngāti Porou through Te Whānau-a-Tūwhakairiora and Te Whānau-a-Ruataupare; Ngāi Tāmanuhiri through Rangiwaho; Crow and Steele clan, County Antrim) is an artist who places herself within her whakapapa by responding to space with oro, painting and installation. Exhibitions include Occupied territories at RM gallery, a mural produced in collaboration with George Watson for Artspace Aotearoa; Pūtahitanga Kura, an artwork produced by Jensen and Watson for The Lightship, a digital light wall along Bledisloe Wharf; Te Pō at Papatūnga, Parnell Project Space; and Ata koia! at Te Tuhi.

Sarah Holten-Warren

Having no autonomous use of her hands, Sarah Holten-Warren employs a range of mark-making techniques and mixed media, using the movement of her body at times to create a variety of unique expressive marks. Holten-Warren has been featured in various Māpura exhibitions and was the subject of a solo show at Studio One Toi Tū in 2019, which presented work developed during her Creative Studio Residency at Studio One between 2018 and 2019. 

Tira Walsh

Tira Walsh (Ngāti Wairere) is a contemporary painter living in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her practice focuses on translating the complex and clashing physical sensations of the being in the world, drawing influence from cinema, popular music and everyday life. Walsh has begun to accrue a notable exhibition history since graduating with a Master of Creative Practice from Unitec in 2018. In 2019, Walsh was awarded the Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award, receiving a three-month residency at Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland and was also selected for the Karekare Residency for 2021. In 2022, her work was featured in the group shows Te Pō at Parnell Project Space and Ata koia! at Te Tuhi. Walsh is represented by Two Rooms Gallery in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Qianye Lin, Qianhe ‘AL’ Lin and JingCheng Zhao

Qianye Lin and Qianhe ‘AL’ Lin are an artist duo and siblings who work with audio-visual installation, writing and performance. They are interested in language, perspectives and storytelling in the embodiment of a fragmented linguistic experience. Their artworks have been exhibited at The Physics Room, Ōtautahi Christchurch; Coastal Signs, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland; and Papatūnga, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. In 2021, a book accompanying their moving-image artwork Thus the Blast Carried It, Into the World was co-published by Coastal Signs and New Public.


Susu is currently completing their BFA (Honours) at the Elam School of Fine Arts in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Employing a wide range of media including digital form, painting and video, their practice centres around ideas related to journeying and the frontier of extra-terrestrial travel, drawn from their experience of migrating to Aotearoa from Taiwan at the age of 15. Recent exhibitions include A Mass of Pub-a-Pub-a-lee (2019) at ProjectSpace and promising.space (2021) at Window Gallery, both in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and their work was included in two group shows at The Physics Room, Ōtautahi Christchurch and play_station, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington in 2022.

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