In conversation: Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss and Maddie Gifford

Join artist Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss (née Wickliffe) in conversation with Maddie Gifford to mark the final weeks of From Otītori Bay Rd at Te Uru. This informal discussion will explore the body of work developed during the artist’s 2021 residency at Parehuia / McCahon House and presented in the exhibition, reflecting on whenua pigments, boat trips on the Manukau Harbour, and art making with whanau in tow.

Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss (née Wickliffe) is a multidisciplinary artist of Māori and Niue descent, originally from Waitākere. In 2013 she completed her Masters in Visual Art and Design from AUT, also receiving an AUT Postgraduate Deans award for her research and excellence. She returned to Aotearoa in 2016 after working at the Walter Phillips Art Gallery in Banff, Canada. Cora-Allan is a full-time practitioner of Hiapo and is a founding member of BC Collective.

Madeleine Gifford is Curator and Exhibitions Manager of Corban Estate Arts Centre and a life-long local to Wait?kere. She holds a Master of Arts in Art History (Honours) from the University of Auckland. Her curatorial practice focuses on the connections between contemporary art and art history, and finding new ways to provide platforms of education through audience engagement and accessibility. She has a particular interest in the contributions of women to both contemporary and historical painting, and textile art.

This event is free, but capacity is limited and bookings are essential.

Image: Histories on Hiapo, 2021, courtesy of Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss

Saturday 28 May, 2-3pm
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