Lissy and Rudi

Over the past eight years, husband and wife duo, Lissy Robinson-Cole and Rudi Robinson, have been using their creative energies to explore Mātauranga Māori and their personal whakapapa through crocheted  sculptural forms.

Bringing together bright, neon colours and traditional toi whakairo shapes, their mahi offers a new way of understanding the importance of joy and aroha within te aō Māori.

Lissy and Rudi have recently embarked on a journey to create Wharenui Harikoa (House of Joy), a whare imbued with their love of craft, kōrero and whānau.

The whare will be their most ambitious creation to date, built to almost full scale and featuring a number of poupou, tekoteko, tukutuku panels and adorned pou tokomanawa.

Lissy and Rudi will have works in one of the eight houses on the Tour.