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Tracey Tawhiao for Changing Lanes

Tracey Tawhiao

“My work is a reminder of the Māori history and of the natural world our city sits on. These are universal symbols of wellbeing.” – Tracey Tawhiao

Tracey Tawhiao (Ngai te Rangi, Whakatohea, Tuwharetoa) was born in 1967. She is a multi-skilled contemporary artist who has studied and worked in a variety of fields. She is a writer, performance poet, filmmaker, qualified lawyer and practising artist. Her artworks convey the breadth of her experience and her position as a Maori woman in a European-dominated society. She is a regular contributor to Te Ao Māori Collective and her work has been incorporated into several Contemporary Māori art group shows.

Changing Lanes

Supported by Auckland Council and Chancery Square.


Changing Lanes is a collaborative project between Artweek and Heart of the City, bringing together projects that will transform Auckland’s urban spaces as part of Artweek. 

The project aims to help create connections in our community, provide opportunities for artists and enhance public spaces. A selection of leading New Zealand artists will activate city centre laneways and these projects will reference Auckland's unique heritage and signal the changing nature of the city's urban spaces and potential future use of the sites.

Part of Artweek in the City Centre.

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Last updated: 04 September 2019