Ani McGuire descends from Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, and Tuwharetoa.
Living in Hawkes Bay, Ani is a traditional raranga weaver and is expanding her art practice in surface pattern design. Raranga has been a constant in her life. She has exhibited and collaborated with local artists.
Currently she is interested in the construction of traditional pacific sailmaking for waka haurua and waka taurua. Ani is committed to the pursuit of preserving knowledge of her tupuna.