Meet the artists and illustrators behind the Impacts of COVID-19 in Aotearoa study. Read about the whakapapa of the designs used.
Meet the artists
Rongowhakata, Ngāi Tamanuhiri, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whakatohea, Rangitane,
Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāi Tahu
Ephraim Russell is a Māori mixed media visual artist whose work is grounded in traditional Māori motif and form. He employs a mixture of media to create visually stimulating images that connect artistic whakapapa with kaupapa. Russell’s creation of the study’s logo uses koru to anchor those with COVID to Aotearoa New Zealand, thus creating an unbreakable whakapapa and bond to each other and the study.
Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho
Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kahungungu, Kai tahu, Fale’ula
Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho is a self taught freelance artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington. They have worked with the University of Waikato, Auckland Pride, The Wireless, Ara Taiohi, Pantograph Punch and Gender Minorities Aotearoa, amongst others.