Meg Barlow-Rolleston, Junior Lecturer
Meg Barlow-Rolleston is a sixteen-year-old of Māori and Irish descent, who is extremely passionate about her Māori background and hopes to grow her culture through the opportunity of being one of EarthDiverse’s Junior Lecturers. From a young age, Meg has always found art to be an outlet and, through the incorporation of her art and culture, has been able to retain knowledge in her kete matauranga and produce meaningful and intricate toi that display thoughts, feelings, connections, and Māoritanga. Meg attended kohanga reo, kura kaupapa and is in wharekura currently; hence, she is a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori. Meg has taken art classes throughout her schooling and has plenty of knowledge of Māori designs and art that she would love to share. Meg has been a Kapa Haka tutor and has been involved in Māori performing arts. She also won a regional art competition for the health sector incorporating Māori designs and values. Meg is looking forward to sharing the richness and depth of the Māori world through visual arts and enriching your life as an inhabitant of Aotearoa/New Zealand.