Ane tonga

“Crochet Country” Annual 2

Ane is an artist and a curator of Tongan descent who was born and raised in Auckland. She has worked in curatorial roles across Aotearoa: in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Rotorua, where she’s currently based. Her artwork is held in the Christchurch Art Gallery collection and the Dilworth School art collection. Her photographic work has been shown in Aotearoa, France, and China.

“As the youngest child in my family, I soaked up everything my older siblings were reading. This included reading X-Men comics as well as building and trading the X-Men collector cards. I loved R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, and I even started to pick up my mother’s penchant for Bryce Courtney’s books.

I’ve always loved reading plays, from The Songmaker’s Chair by Albert Wendt and At the Wake by Victor Rodger – both Pasifika playwrights – to Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House. And right now, I’m blasting SZA on repeat.”

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