Kia ora my name is Anaheke Metua. I was born and raised in Aotearoa, NZ descending from a wonderful mix of Maori / Cook Island, French, English, German ancestors of whom I would like to acknowledge as a gesture of respect.
I acknowledge Nugi, Gorenpul and Nunukal people of the land and sea, original peoples of Quandamooka Country- the place in which I live and work and pay my respects to the elders past, present and future.
Weaving didn't necessarily come naturally to me. In fact I was really bad in the beginning and a very difficult and stubborn student to boot. Over the past 15 years though I have dedicated myself to weaving as it connects me back to my own culutral roots, to my immediate community and to my wellspring of creativity!
In 2005, i was fortuante enough to first learn to weave from Yolungu Women from Arnhem Land, NT. The traditional practice of passing on knowledge in a weaving circle had a profound effect on me.
Since then I have had many teachers including Aly De Groot, Adrienne Kneebone, Kim Tait, Chris Martin, Stuart and Kate Llyod along the way and now enjoy being a teacher.
I'm now constantly learning and adapting weaving in my own unique way creating WOVEN ART that honors the past, inspired by the present and weaving our future. I weave as an offering to others connect to culture, community and the innate creativity within.