JoAnna Mere (Ngāti Porou) is an environmental jeweller who creates body & land sculptures from metal gathered during beach walks in marine & nature reserves of the Kāpiti rohe.
Through her social arts practice, JoAnna Mere aims to provide a metaphorical marae; a conceptual and physical meeting place for people to hui/gather, kōrerorero/discuss and create environmental solutions together. Her workshops engage viewers to become kaitiaki/active guardians as they upcycle waste materials and sustainable resources into community taonga/treasures.
Works are also available all year at Mahara Gallery
Mahara Place, Waikanae
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