Kayla Folwell & Manaia Mahuika-Davies Kākahu 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Public Art. Photo: Heather Milne.


Kākahu by Kayla Folwell & Manaia Mahuika-Davies for SCAPE Public Art Season 2018 – Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring Artists Senior

The korowai (cloak) was made from individually designed feathers, from over 60 Ōtautahi students. Each feather drawing combined, linking the people who contributed to it just as the rivers link on our landscape.

The kōwhaiwhai pattern was an interpretation of the braided rivers, the form was influenced by the birds eye view of the rivers, the way they move and braid.