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Lana Lopesi

Lana Lopesi is an author and critic based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Lana currently serves her community through Tautai Pacific Arts Trust where she works as a Project Manager. Previously Lana was the Editor-in-Chief of The Pantograph Punch, the Founding Editor of #500words (2012–2017) and Editor of Design Assembly. Lana is the author of False Divides (2018) and her writing has featured in a number of publications in print and online as well as in numerous artist and exhibition catalogues.

For more information on Lana Lopesi please visit: https://lanalopesi.com/

Image: Ahilapalapa Rands

Image: Ahilapalapa Rands

BOOK LAUNCH & PANEL DISCUSSION False Divides, October 2018 Raven Row, London

False Divides explores how these connections were dismantled by colonialism and describes how imperialism in the Moana created false divides between islands and separated their peoples.

In collaboration with New Zealand Studies Network, In*ter*is*land Collective hosted a London book launch and discussion with Lana Lopesi as part of her residency at MOKU.

Bloody Women,  x 100 Embroidered Patches with heat sealed backing, 70mm x 70mm, 2019 Image: ©2018 Crystal Te Moananui Squares

Bloody Women, x 100 Embroidered Patches with heat sealed backing, 70mm x 70mm, 2019 Image: ©2018 Crystal Te Moananui Squares

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

Bloody Women, 2019 100 Embroidered Patches with heat sealed backing 70mm x 70mm

Using the famous words of Teresia Teaiwa, Bloody Women is a nod to the generations of Moana women before us. The patch which ready to be attached to your bag, jacket or hat, acts as your daily reminder of our internal strength as Moana women, within the rush of your day. These patches have been gifted at the artists discretion to Tangata Pasifika in London.