Sarah Hudson

Sarah Hudson

Artist bio

Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko

Sarah’s art practice is founded in photography,
performance and installation. The central themes that
inform her work are an investigation of mātauranga Māori,
mana wahine, popular media culture, gender and sport.

Sarah Hudson completed a Masters in Fine Arts with
distinction through Massey University Wellington in 2010.
She has exhibited nationally in her individual practice and
internationally with the Mata Aho collective.

Recent exhibitions include Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary
Māori Art (with Mata Aho Collective, Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tāmaki, 2021); And only sea (with Mata Aho Collective,
Public Art Commission, Wellington, 2019); and X-marks
(Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum, Waitangi, 2018).

Reconnect (2023)

HD Video, colour, sound, *duration tbc

Music by Kahu Kutia and Sylvan Spring
Cinematography by Rachel Anson

This piece is an exercise in enacting ceremony to reconnect the geological genealogies.

My Māori ancestors used colourful rocks, clay, and soils mixed with water as personal adornment, an art material, in ceremony, and as medicine. These elements have been a part of my own art practice for the last three years; reconnecting to the cultural materials has been a reconnection with my body, the land, people, ancestors, and gods all at once.  

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