Anahera Gildea (Ngāti Raukawa-ki-te-tonga, Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Āti Awa, Kāi Tahu) has worked extensively as a visual artist, a performing artist, a writer, a journalist, and a teacher.
Her work has been shown in exhibitions since 1999, including her two most recent shows in Wellington this year: “Te Aho Mano/A Thousand Strands” with Sian Torrington; and a group exhibition, “Ted’s Artrageous Adventure” with Caroline McGlinchy, Jo Grove, and Aleksandra Alagh.
She works in both ink and wash, and ink and graphic pen, embracing the line between unpredictability and control in both style and form. She is fascinated by ‘play’ and has worked as a creativity coach to both children and adults for many years.
She is an award winning writer and her first book ‘Poroporoākī: Weaving the Via Dolorosa’ was published by Seraph Press in 2016. She holds a BA in Art Theory, Graduate Diplomas in Psychology, Teaching and Performing Arts, and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Victoria University. See this and our other Trade Me listings attrade.me/wellingtonhelp