Ko Wharenui Harikoa he poro whaka hakoko
Ko Uenuku tawhana ki te Rangi

Wharenui Harikoa is a refracting prism of Tūpuna inspired light that shines across the sky like a rainbow

Over the past eight years, husband and wife duo, Lissy Robinson-Cole and Rudi Robinson, have been using their creative energies to explore mātauranga Māori and their personal whakapapa through crocheted sculptural forms.

Their practice offers a new way of understanding the importance of joy and aroha within te aō Māori. 

For this event, Lissy and Rudi will offer an insight into what they have achieved so far and share in the making of Wharenui Harikoa, the kaupapa of the wharenui and the mātauranga that has guided the design and construction so far.

This event is delivered as part of Wharenui Harikoa at Objectspace.

Wharenui Harikoa at Objectspace  is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Tataki Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government, and our generous sponsors: 

Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole in Wharenui Harikoa at Objectspace. Photographs by Samuel Hartnett.