This residencey is a partnership between Mana Moana and Te Whare Hēra.
Cora-Allan Wickliffe is a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niue descent, originally from Waitakere. In recent years her practice has focused on her efforts to revive the art form of Hiapo, prior to this she completed her Masters in Visual Art and Design in Performance from AUT (2013), also receiving a AUT Postgraduate Deans award for her research. She has exhibited her work throughout Aotearoa and internationally including Australia, Niue, England and Canada. Her work is a part of major collections including The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Wallace Arts Trust. Cora-Allan was recently awarded a McCahon House Residency (2021) the Creative New Zealand Pacific Heritage Artist award (2020) and received Annual Arts Grant funding to focus full time on her Hiapo practice in 2021. She is currently 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).
During Cora-Allan’s residencey, the artist engaged with the Nuiean community resident in Te Whanganui-a-Tara in a series of Hiapo workshops. Cora-Allan utilized natural resources close at hand to the residencey site; sea water, found and gifted kōkōwai and other pigments of clay, in the making of Hiapo and adjacent works of the course of her five-week stay.
Cora-Allan also used this residencey to develop her work to be featured in Mana Moana, which will be shared in the coming months.