Jamie Berry- Te Ara i Whiti Artist 2023

Jamie Berry

Te AitangaaMāhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Npuhi, Ngāti Ruanui 

Jamie is a Multidisciplinary Artist who creates work that examines Aotearoa histories while reflecting on her identity and place within the current timeline. Originally from Tūranganui-a-kiwa and residing in Te Whanganui a tara. Jamie’s practice is based on her whakapapa, past, present and future focused. Reimagining these stories through digital content, DNA soundscape, moving images and installation. 

Jamie is currently working as a Production designer for this year’s WOW and a Digital Artist for Tātai aho rau Core Education. 

in colaboration with Te Kahureremoa Taumata Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa 

Te Kahureremoa
(Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a multi-dimensional artist, writer, singer, composer, storyteller and taonga pūoro practitioner based in Te Whanganui-ā-Tara. Her music is inspired by her māoritanga, motherhood and her ordinary extraordinary life. 

Her vibe is both ancient and futuristic and her mission in music and performance is to feed her people and boost the mauri. Her debut album ‘Acts of Service’ is streaming on all platforms. 

Te Ara i Whiti

Hiwa-i-te-rangi, 2023  

By night ‘Hiwa-i-te-rangi’ comes alive with the purpose for the audience to reflect on the year that was, DJ Moemoea (Te Kahureremoa) guides you through space and time exploring each star of Matariki, each having their special attributes and finally calling upon Hiwa-i-te-rangi who deals with the deepest desires of the heart. 

By day sit amongst the 9 majestic Pou and listen to many soundscapes from multimedia work Jamie has created over the years. Jamie is interested in exploring frequency, vibration and how that effects energy. This is reflected in each work she produces, utilising her own DNA code, meditative frequencies and natural elements. 

For their adaptation of the work for Te Ara i Whiti, Berry has collaborated with Angus Muir, under the guidance of Guest Curator, Melanie Tangaere Baldwin to design 9 pou that the work will be projected on to. 


You can find “Hiwa-i-te-rangi” at Te Ara i whiti from September 29 – October 8, 2023 at Kelvin and Marina Park.