Grey

Remember with me

13 October – 31 October 2020

At present there are a growing number of contemporary indigenous artists who are reviving ancient practices, carving their own tools to beat bark cloth, reigniting colour libraries from natural resources and searching through library archives to revive art forms that were dormant.

Amongst these once dormant art forms is Hiapo (Niuean barkcloth), which is being re-introduced to the community by Contemporary Hiapo practitioner Cora-Allan Wickliffe.

With a large body of work that moves between traditional ceremonial pieces to works with simplified forms that allow you to take in a singular pattern, this exhibition is reflective of her exploration and knowledge of Hiapo.

As a Pacific heritage artist, her Hiapo practice continually investigates the role of a knowledge holder in regards to the transmission of knowledge and the responsibility to make sure the art form is not lost again.

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