Stories of Land and People – Jo Tito

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Jo is developing a series of workshops which creatively weave together the Taranaki landscape; combining the materials of harakeke (flax), kohatu (rock) and wai (water) with the power of digital storytelling. As a meditation on these materials the workshops bring forward a Maori conception of our connections to the environment, and how building our understanding of these kinds of connections might help to bring healing to our planet and peoples.

You are invited to participate:

Jo wishes to invite people from the local community and beyond who would be interested to join this workshop to practise their creative skills, or try new things and share their stories. Please keep an eye on this project page if you would be interested to join in. Jo’s workshops will also be a part of the Festival of Lights events, on the below the dates.

Participate as part of the Festival of Lights

January 18—21, 1-4pm – Youth  (age 13-19yrs) – Band Rotunda
January 24—26, 1-4pm – Adults – Band Rotunda
Join the artist Jo Tito to share your stories and weave together harakeke (flax), kohatu (rock) and wai (water) with digital storytelling. If you would like to register, visit the registration page here

For more information, see:
Taranaki Story on Jo’s work

Jo TitoJo Tito – I am a 37 year old Maori woman who is passionate about life and committed to bringing about change in the world. I have an innate love for and connection to the land and environment – this inspires me to be who I am and to live the life I live. I am a creative entrepreneur and artist who embraces all that I am. Connections and relationships are important to me and are at the heart of everything I do.