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Matariki Williams

Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue) worked her way from a stint in publishing (Huia Publishers and Bridget Williams Books) to museums where she is a Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa. Matariki is the co-founder and co-editor of ATE Journal of Māori Art with Bridget Reweti, Editor – Kaupapa Māori at the Pantograph Punch, and her writing has featured in multiple publications including frieze, Pantograph Punch, The Spinoff, The Wireless, Art Zone. Matariki is a Trustee of Contemporary HUM, a Kāhui Kaitiaki representative on the Museums Aotearoa Board, and also serves on the board of the National Digital Forum.  

Kia Tika te tuitui: The Right to Write

Friday 4th October, 1.00pm-2.30pm

With Anahera Gildea, Matariki Williams, Leonie Hayden, Emma Espiner & Nadine Anne Hura (Chair)

What are the values underpinning our publishing decisions? Who owns the narrative? How do we write into the discomfort, without trampling on the mana of others? When should we persist, when should we hang back? These are just a few of the questions this panel will attempt to explore – with an emphasis on learning and exchange.
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