Reception: Thursday, July 16th, 2015, 6PM – 7PM
In the UAS +15 Window
#Hui is a site specific installation by Maori and Niuean artist Cora-Allan Wickliffe that marks the first part of an ongoing series of works called Miseducation. Exploring stories told by Indigenous peoples, Miseducation creates spaces where Indigenous narratives are acknowledged as collections of histories and which recognize and affirm the validity of their placement within institutionalized settings.
#Hui features a collection of ready-made and constructed objects that reference Maori and Pacific histories and, through the addition of Indigenous voices and perspectives to colonially shaped conversations, confronts objects and figures of miseducation that have shaped and contributed to Maori and Pacific identity.
About the Artist:
Cora-Allan Wickliffe is a multidisciplinary Maori and Niuean visual artist, whose work combines traditional and contemporary mediums in order to explore and ultimately to reimagine and challenge colonial and touristic constructed identities of Indigenous peoples. Wickliffe completed her Masters in Visual Art and Design at AUT University and currently resides in Banff, where she moved to participate in the Indigenous Preparatorial Practicum at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre.