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Lafaiki Exhibition by Cora-Allan Wickliffe

03 Nov 2018 - 08 Dec 2018


Saturday 3 November 2018, 9.00am - Saturday 8 December 2018, 3.00pm

Gallery hours: Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm


Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

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Nathan Homestead

09 267 0180


Cora-Allan Wickliffe is dedicated to reviving the Niuean form of bark cloth production, or hiapo, which has not been practised for two generations - the knowledge has largely been lost to Niuean people of today.

Used in traditional Niuean burials, Wickliffe was inspired to pursue the traditions of making hiapo so her grandparents can be wrapped in it when they pass away.

Her research has led to many places in the Pacific Islands and this exhibition is about her findings, as well as the respect and connection she feels towards this unique Niuean art practice.

Artist Talk: Niuean Storytelling Join the artist and guests in the main gallery. Suitable for the whole family, tea and coffee will be served.