Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Cora-Allan Wickliffe is a multidisciplinary artist of Maori and Niue descent, originally from Waitakere.

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.

Her latest work includes the revival of the artform Hiapo (Niuean Barkcloth) and she has widely researched Bark cloth practices throughout the Pacific.

She works as Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the Corban Estate Arts Centre, is a founding member of BC COLLECTIVE and is a maker of Hiapo (Niuean Bark cloth).

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

My favourite colour is gold

How do you take your coffee?

My favourite hot drink is a soy chai latter or a hot chocolate with a shot of baileys if I am cold

Is there something you can't live without in your studio?

My most prized object in my studio would be my tool box of traditional tools that I have worked so hard to gather, I have tools that old people from the 1900’s would probably be carrying around in their purses. I have a feeling all of the Pacific heritage makers have nifty tool kits aswell with things you cannot buy at a shop.

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Artists I admire the most would be the Pacifica Mamas from the Pacifica Arts Centre in Waitakere. They are a role models, great artists, kind people and have shown me what it means to know traditional knowledge and how to respect it.

5 words that explain you or your art?

Search, Learn, Hiapo, Create and Share