• Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Histories on Hiapo sees Cora-Allan Wickliffe presenting her largest work to date, a four by five metre hiapo (barkcloth painting) dramatically hung in the centre of the gallery. The exhibition also includes a new series of hiapo ‘polaroids’, which in small format capture memories and customary practices drawn from her Niuean and Maori whakapapa.

Barkcloth practices has a long history throughout the Pacific as a material that sustains families financially, depicts histories, educates for the future, and is a unique adornment used for many formal occasions. Each island nation has its own unique style and aesthetic.

This solo presentation of works on cloth was created during Wickliffe’s residency at McCahon house late 2021.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Threads: Textiles Festival. With more than 15 free exhibitions and a roster of workshops, talks and tours at venues spanning Lower Hutt, Petone, Thorndon and the central city, Threads sheds new night on contemporary textile practices in Aotearoa and beyond. The festival will take place across Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington from 16-20 March 2022, read more here.

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