Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi, Aunty Jamie is a Multidisciplinary Artist who creates large scale multimedia artworks that explore indigenous histories while reflecting on identity and whakapapa. Originally from Tūranganui-a-kiwa Gisborne and based in Pōneke Wellington, Jamie draws inspiration from both locations. Jamie’s work engages indigenous issues close to home and on a global scale making connections between past, present, and future, Jamie creates narratives through DNA based soundscape, moving image, and installation. Jamie is also a founding and active member of 7558 Collective.
A karakia dedicated to the three streams of Kumutoto, Tutaenui, and Waipiro which flow under Wellington's CBD.
The artist's DNA is translated into a musical score using taonga puoro, layered with sounds from the whenua and bird calls.
Māori and Pasifika women who have come from the legacy of Mana Wāhine, and who have been affected by colonisation, inequalities, yet have endured.