Lissy Cole, Harikoa

Lissy Cole is a husband and wife duo - Lissy Robinson-Cole and Rudi Robinson-Cole - who collaborate on bright and exuberant sculptural crochet art. As the title suggests, their works for the In Good Shape exhibition are filled with harikoa (joy).

Rudi and Lissy share a kaupapa of joy to bring art, colour, aroha and happiness to the world around them. Crochet connects them to their purpose and to their past, present and future. With each loop created memories are expressed, relationships with those gone are celebrated, and hopes and dreams for the future are created. All their work is told through a Te ao Māori lens which celebrates and acknowledges their Tupuna.