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Cora-Allan Wickliffe Biography

Cora-Allan Wickliffe is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator of Maori and Niuean descent. A contemporary practitioner of the Niuean tradition of barkcloth known as hiapo, she is credited with reviving the "sleeping artform" which has not been practised in Niue for several generations. Her 'samplers' show her skill and draw attention to hiapo's components - white cloth (unlike the tan ground of the cloth prevalent across much of Polynesia) and the decorative elements - delicate botanical drawings and abstract patterns. Unlike lots of women across the Pacific, Wickliffe was unable to learn her craft sitting alongside older women and has had to research and teach herself. Her work is very important to the Niuean community and has been exhibited in Australia, Aotearoa, England and Niue. She has already had a sell-out exhibition in New Zealand and her work is in the collections of Te Papa and Auckland Museum. Wickliffe has a Masters in Visual Art and Design from AUT.

Cora-Allan Wickliffe Featured Artworks

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Plant sampler 5 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffePlant sampler 5, 2020Barkcloth and traditional dyes
33.5 x 32 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Plant sampler 4 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffePlant sampler 4, 2020Barkcloth and traditional dyes
33.5 x 35 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Memories by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffeMemories, 2020handmade hiapo traditional pigments
200 x 200 cm
Sold
Bartley & Company Art
Ika by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffeIka, 2020handmade hiapo traditional pigments
97.5 x 130 cm
Sold
Bartley & Company Art
Flora and Fauna Sampler #1 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffeFlora and Fauna Sampler #1, 2020barkcloth and traditional dyes
41 x 46 cm
Sold
Bartley & Company Art
Flora and Fauna Sampler #2 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffeFlora and Fauna Sampler #2, 2020barkcloth and traditional dyes
47 x 52 cm
Sold
Bartley & Company Art
Hiapo Sampler #1 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffeHiapo Sampler #1, 2020barkcloth and traditional dyes
77 x 44 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Hiapo Sampler #2 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork mixed media
Cora-Allan WickliffeHiapo Sampler #2, 2020barkcloth and traditional dyes
40 x 54 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery

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