Miriama Grace Smith

Image: Toi Tangata, International Maori Art Gallery

Image: Toi Tangata, International Maori Art Gallery

Miriama Grace Smith’s preferred mediums are painting, printmaking, tā moko, illustration and fashion design. Much of her work depicts traditional village life, explores natural phenomena and draws from pūrākau Māori. Miriama is a member of Māori women’s art collective Hine Pae Kura and has her own street wear label Foresight Clothing.

For more information on Miriama Grace-Smith please visit: https://miriamagracesmith.com/

He Whakapapa te Wai (Water holds memory), 1 of 3, linocut prints, 297mm x 420mm each, 2019a Image: ©2018 Crystal Te Moananui Squares

He Whakapapa te Wai (Water holds memory), 1 of 3, linocut prints, 297mm x 420mm each, 2019a Image: ©2018 Crystal Te Moananui Squares

EXHIBITION Mana Moana | Mana Wahine, May 2019 Raven Row, London

He Whakapapa te Wai (Water holds memory), linocut prints, 297mm x 420mm each, 2019

Before we are born into this world we live in our mother’s waters, these waters hold memory from whānau before us that can be carried on through generations, we may cry tears from a memory that isn’t ours, mamae that may have happened to our ancestors before us.

For more information on Miriama Grace-Smith please visit: https://miriamagracesmith.com/