Jenny Rendall

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Mihi ki a Tamatea, 2005, Jenny Rendall

Always incorporating nature within her works, Jenny Rendall often uses native tree and forest imagery. “We have some of the oldest forest in the world here. Being out in the bush or sitting outside at the extended whānau whare on the coast …it’s not hard to imagine a Hakuwai flying overhead or a moa walking out of the bush.”
Rendall is also a Lyttelton-based artist, and some of her works are infused with images of water and volcanic landscapes, conveying a sense of Māori history and navigation.

Jenny Rendall’s beautiful work can also be found in a book of poems by Ngāi Tahu writer and singer/songwriter Hinemoana Baker. The book is titled, ‘timatuhi/needle’ and features five of Rendall’s paintings including a depiction of the hills known as “the seven sleeping sisters”.