Charlene Fraser

Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Ati-Haunui-a-Paparangi

 

Charlene Fraser is a brilliant kete whakairo and kete whiri weaver. Her love for raranga is evident in the exquisite care she shows in her work, which carry a bold design signature and marked by unique weaving finishes. Charlene’s distinctive style is remarkable given her preferred techniques of raranga and whatu, and matū of harakeke and muka, demonstrating the immense possibilities of Māori weaving traditions.

 

A mother of eight children, Charlene has shared her passion and weaving gifts to her children. Daughter, Shainey Moreli is a talented weaver and the quality of her work testament to Charlene’s conviction for continuing the development of Māori weaving.

 

Charlene also leads weaving wānanga, including a ten-day residency at Ōtari Bush with Matthew McIntyre Wilson, culminating in an exhibition at Futuna Chapel, Kārori.

 

Recent exhibitions include:

Tiaho Mai, Kiwibank Paraparaumu

Te Ringa Māhorahora, Toi Matarau Gallery, Māoriland Film Hub, Ōtaki

Charlene Fraser featured Weaving