Acrylic and Ink on Box Canvas 2020
36cm x 26cm
'Mimicking the movement of sea life and the flora and fauna on land these studies continue to be an exploration of colour and reimagining of hiapo patterns from a traditional space to a contemporary one.
These little studies are a continuation of an on going move towards celebrating colour and the memories I have of watching sea life at the different sea tracks in Niue, in particular the Alofi wharf.' - Cora-Allan Wickliffe
Cora-Allan Wickliffe (Maori, Niuean) - Ngapuhi, Tainui/ Alofi, Liku, is a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niue descent, originally from Waitakere. She has recently returned to Aotearoa after working at the Walter Phillips Art Gallery in Banff, Canada. Her work often explores and examines constructed representations of Indigenous people and is always developing new ways of creating preferred representations. Cora-Allan has worked in the creative industry as a Curator, Preparator, Photographer, Artist and Educator. In 2013 she completed her Masters in Visual Art and Design from AUT, also receiving an AUT Postgraduate Deans award for her research and excellence. She is the Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the Corban Estate Arts Centre, is a founding member of BC COLLECTIVE and is a maker of Hiapo (Niuean Barkcloth).
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