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Tēna Koutou Katoa, nau mai, haere mai and welcome.

Wharenui Harikoa he poro whakahakoko, Ko Uenuku tāwhana ki te Rangi ​


Wharenui Harikoa is a prism of tūpuna-inspired light that shines across the sky like a rainbow. Transforming intergenerational trauma into deeply felt joy one crochet loop at a time.

In 2018, Lissy and Rudi’s tupuna gifted them with the vision to create Wharenui Harikoa as an opportunity to create an authentic connection to joy, which is the foundation of this project as a vehicle for them to connect wairua (spirit) to each other and to their communities. The intention is for Wharenui Harikoa to transcend all barriers and to connect with and embrace people from all walks of life. The realisation of this vision has been the focus of their lives since May 2019 when Lissy and Rudi were able to commit their time on a full-time basis.

Lissy and Rudi are currently working towards having the wharenui completed and unveiled during Matariki 2023. The venue will be announced on their social media and this website, so keep posted!

“Te aho mutunga kore - the eternal thread. This thread of aroha is what binds and connects us all”



September 19, 2021

The intentional use of neon wool in Lissy and Rudi's sculptures aims to shock and delight audiences, igniting in them a sense of joy and curiosity. We see this project as a way to take mātauranga Māori to the world and it’s for this reason we are collaborating with four International fibre artists in the creation of tukutuku panels for the wharenui. 

Our international artists are: 

  • Los Angeles based crochet artist - London Kaye

  • New York based crochet artist and muralist - Carmen Paulino

  • Texan based knitwear designer - Francoise Aroha Danoy

  • Icelandic crochet artist - Tinna Thorvaldar

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