Warmest congratulations once again to longstanding CTANZ member Dr Maureen Lander MNZM, who has joined the ranks of Arts Foundation laureates, receiving 2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate Theresa Gattung Female Arts Practitioners Award for her achievements as a leader in multi-media arts. For many years now Maureen has been breaking ground and setting standards in the textile-multimedia sphere while collaborating with and mentoring others.
Maureen was the inspirational opening speaker at our last symposium in Auckland in 2021, and the excellent coverage of this year’s laureates provides us with an update on the projects she shared with us in Auckland. Since then, of course, she has shared the Walters Prize with fellow 2022 laureates the Mata Aho Collective, and been busy with other projects, as outlined in the aforementioned coverage about her laureate award linked below. It may be noted that the award is also a rare recognition of predominantly-textile or fibre artists, who are not well represented among the Te Tumu Tui laureates.
Ka rawe and nga mihi nui, Maureen, from the CTANZ whānau.