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Leafa Wilson

Community Activator

Meet Leafa Wilson, our Community Activator. 

Leafa (who also goes by the names Janice and Olga) was curator of art at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato for 17 years. She recently wrapped up her role as Creative Waikato’s South Waikato Cultural Activator, in another pilot programme that saw her whipping up art hurricanes in Tīrau, Putāruru, and Tokoroa.

Leafa is now overseeing our multi-community artist in residence pilot, Whiria te Tāngata, a project that enables artists to practice and develop work with and through their communities.

Her multimedia performance art practice spans over 30 years and a Master of Philosophy enables her to enter manifold people-spaces and worldviews. She and her husband Craig have six adult kids and four mokopuna.