Janie Randerson

Ko Te Ramaroa nui a Kupe te maunga
Ko Tuwhatero te wairere
Ko Whirinaki te awa me te whenua
Ko Matai Aranui, ko moria, ko Pa te Aroha ngā marae Ko Te Hikutū te hapū
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Kupe te tangata
Ko Matawhao te waka
Ko Hokianga nui a Kupe te moana Ko Janie Randerson tōku ingoa.

My weaving journey has deepened my understanding of my whakapapa journey and my place in Te Ao Māori.

I have been privileged and enriched to spend time with whanau and iwi networks learning a little of the depth of knowledge Māori hold and are re-discovering in the realm of raranga, its historical and ongoing functionality in society and contemporary applications of traditional skills.

My journey has brought innumerable riches of people, places and creativity into my life for which I am very grateful.

I have also enjoyed joining with many other artists in exhibitions and collaborations in my home city of Tāmaki-makau-rau.

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