- Linda Munn
Ngāi Te Rangi/Māori
Ngā Pōtiki/Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki/Māori
Te Āti Awa/Māori
Ngāi Tahu/Kāi Tahu/Māori
- Place of birth
- Christchurch/Canterbury (region)/New Zealand
- Linda Munn’s clay and painting practice reinforces principles of tino rangatiratanga (Māori self-determination). She uses ancestral knowledge to explore the metaphysical and the place of spirituality in Māori cultural life.
Munn in 1995 studied towards a Diploma in Māori art and Design Technology at Northland Polytechnic under the guidance of Anne Philbin, Manos Nathan and Allen Wihongi. She completed a Diploma in Art at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in 2008 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Waiariki Polytechnic in 2009.
In 1989, with Hiraina Marsden and Jan Dobson, she designed the Tino Rangatiratanga flag as a way of unifying Māori concerns about the 1990 celebrations commemorating 150 years of Māori and Pākehā relations. Today, the Tino Rangatiratanga flag is mandated as the national Māori flag and is a symbol of Māori resistance and resilience.
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