Te Atinga Gallery

Aimee Ratana

Aimee Ratana 
Tuhoe

Aimee Ratana currently lives in Hamilton. She gained a Bachelor of Media Arts, from Waikato Institute of Technology in 2003 and went on to complete a Masters in Maori Visual Arts at Massey University. Ratana teaches at Te Wharekura o Te Kaokaoroa o Patetere in Putaruru. She contributed works to adorn Te Wharehou o Tūhoe, (the Tūhoe Tribal Building) which opened in 2014. Ratana works look to explicitly reinforce the principles of mana motuhake and rangatiratanga as aspirational future aims. Exploring notions of collective memory and presence and the importance of whakapapa (genealogy). They provide visual links to the past, present and future.