Harriet Collins is an artist, maker, designer, and ritual crafter based in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. She completed her studies through Ara Institute of Canterbury where she gained a Bachelor of Design (Applied Visual Arts) in 2019, and a Master of Creative Practice with Distinction in 2021.
Responding to research conducted as part of her thesis, Crafting Ritual: Exploring ritual practice for non-religious persons through art, Harriet developed a series of artworks that sought to offer the effects of ritualistic behaviours through secular means. The resultant findings of this project motivated a re-examination of her creative process, and inspired a continual investigation into how ritualisation may be offered, encouraged, or supported through creative practices to gain a sense of fulfilment, inner peace, or self-regulation. These investigations have primarily been realised through forms of body adornment, from small-scale contemporary jewellery pieces to larger sculptural works.

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