December 30, 2017
Pursuit of art earns Reihana honour
Lisa Reihana has capped a stellar year by being made a Member of the Order of New Zealand for services to art.
The Ngapuhi artist represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, and her multi-screen video work in search of Venus (infected) has been picked up for exhibition in multiple venues.
A version modified to reflect Australian elements of colonial history opens at the Campbelltown Art Centre in Sydney in January.
Other new members of the order include:
– Suzanne Louise Ellison, Waikouaiti, for services to Maori, the arts and governance;
– Donna Matahaere-Atariki, Dunedin, for services to Maori and health;
– Former Waikato-Tainui chair Maxine Huirangi Grace Moana-Tuwhangai, Ngaruawahia, for services to governance and Maori;
– Hare Paniora, Auckland, for services to Maori and education;
– Sarah Mihiroa Reo, Havelock North, for services to Maori and education;
– Dr David Tipene-Leach, Napier, for services to Maori and health;
– Maori Tourism Association chief executive Pania Tyson-Nathan, Porirua, for services to Maori and business;
– Haare Mahanga Te Wehinga Williams, JP, Papakura, for services to Maori, the arts and education.
This year’s recipients of the Queens Service medal include Raewyn Bhana of Drury, Reverend Matiu Nohokau Eru of Hastings, Hinekakaho Averill Manuel-Kohn of Wairoa, Teresea Olsen of Lower Hutt, and Reverend Rereamanu Patana Wihapi of Te Puke.
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