Hana Aoake

Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Hinerangi me Ngaati Raukawa, Ngaati Mahuta, Tainui/Waikato, Ngaati Waewae, Kaati Mamoe, Waitaha) is an artist and writer based in Te wai pounamu, Aotearoa. Hana published their first book, A bathful of kawakawa and hot water in 2020 with Compound Press. Hana holds an MFA in Fine art from Massey University (2018) and was a participant in the ISP programme at Maumaus des escola artes (2020). Hana is a current participant in Regional assembly, an artist-led online studio programme connecting cultural practitioners working in regional and remote geographies across the Asia-pacific.

‘A foot between two whenua’: Morgan Godfery Interviews Hana Pera Aoake

I knew Hana Pera Aoake as a writer before I knew them as my partner. I remember one publication describing a piece of Hana’s that they were publishing as ‘a trigger-laden, genre-bending persona shrie’, which is perfect. The title of …

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‘Multiple things at once’: Hana Pera Aoake Interviews Jackson Nieuwland

Jackson Nieuwland is a writer born and based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand. They studied writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) at Victoria University, graduating in 2015.

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