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Email:

desna@360.net.nz

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Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Rongomaiwahine, Kahungunu

 

KO TAIPORUTU TE WHENUA
KO TAIPORUTU TE AWA
KO TAIPORUTU TE MOANA
PORUTU ANA TE TAI KI TAIPORUTU.

Design Director of DWS Creative ltd, Desna graduated from a Bachelor in Design (Visual Communications) in 1997. Desna is a strong visual strategist  working across a broad range of creative projects and exhibits her fine art work regularly in various solo and group exhibitions around Aotearoa.

Desna’s design and artwork is accredited with the inaugural toi iho mark of Maori arts authenticity and quality. She is a founding member of Nga Aho, Network of Maori Design Professionals and a committee member of Gifted Sands, designing the branding and marketing collateral for our event. Her artworks are held in public and private collections in NZ, Australia, U.K. and USA.

 

Exhibition History
Solo:
2007

  •  "Kia Kaha, Kia Pumau", Aveia

2004

  • "Private Space", Tonic


Group:
2009

  • "Storybox Waharoa 2009", Christchurch International Arts Festival
  • "Puanga Kai Rau" & "Kauwae", Mangere Arts Centre, Tairawhiti
  • "Maori Market" Pataka
  • "Mo te Atua, Mo te Kuini, Me te Whenua - For god, queen and for country", Iwi Art Gallery
  • "Hawkes Bay Invitational", Hastings City Art Gallery


2008

  • "Toi o Takitimu", Hastings City Art Gallery
  • "Axis", Manukau City Council Art Collection
  • "Nga Rama e Whitu - Seven Bright Lights", Tairawhiti Museum


2007

  • "Kimihia - Vigilance", Rotorua Festival of the Arts
  • "Taiporutu", Tairawhiti Museum


2003 - '09

  • "Gifted Sands", Mahia: Annual tribe exhibition 

 

Qualifications:

B.Des, Toi iho