30 Sep 2020

Reviving the lost art of Niuean hiapo

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 30 September 2020

Multidisciplinary artist, Cora-Allan Wickliffe has spent several years reviving and researching the lost art of hiapo, or Niuean traditional bark cloth painting.

The art form had been lying dormant for the last two generations until her grandparents, encouraged her to revive it. She is currently putting a book together with her grandmother featuring hiapo patterns.

Cora-Allan Wickliffe is also a founding member of BC Collective a group which is dedicated to supporting Indigenous practitioners and community events.

Cora-Allan Wickliffe's upcoming exhibitions:

Remember with me - solo show (Auckland Artweek), 13-31st October at The Grey Place
From the ground up - BC Collective, 24th October 2020 - 7th March 2021