About Mel

Kia ora
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my website.
My name is Melanie Tahata.  I am the artist behind Aotearoa 666.
I like drawing skulls, Star Wars, rocknroll, pop surrealism, cats and hanging out with my son.
We live in Kaiti, Gisborne. That’s in Aotearoa New Zealand.

I graduated from Elam with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1998. I finished a Bachelor of Arts in Te Reo Māori and Art History in 2012.  You can check out my 2017 artist portfolio here, or keep browsing through this website.

I am descended from the tribes of Ngati Uepohatu, Ngai Tamanuhiri and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti.

Mauri Ora