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Paora Tiatoa

Paora Tiatoa

“My work explores my relationship with Māori Culture. My upbringing was dysfunctional and as a result I held myself at a distance from things Māori for many years.

The process of making art has opened up my mind and heart. Learning about the effects of colonisation has helped me to situate my whanau/ personal narrative in a wider context. Participation in Kokiri Putahi, the International Indigenous Artists Hui held at Kohewhaata Marae in January 2014, was a springboard for a journey of wholehearted transformation investigating Maori Art Traditions and Practices This has been recorded through drawing and screen-prints and recently Inkjet Prints.

My journey has involved a fusion of influences, stories, bold colour and tohu (sign). These include Māori creation myths, tā Moko, tāonga held in the British Museum, popular culture, art history, ‘DJ-ing’ and personal narrative. My screen prints are not about a single issue, but rather cover many issues that are interconnected. I am attracted to beauty in whatever shape or form it may present itself to me and hold things that are precious or have cultural significance paramount in my work."

Paora Tiatoa currently resides in Matakana Island and is of Ngapuhi and Ngati Raukawa descent.



This Waka Isn't Big Enuf 4 The Both Of Us Prints
This Waka Isn't Big Enuf 4 The Both Of Us Prints

This Waka Isn't Big Enuf 4 The Both Of Us

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H297mm x W210...

$200.00
S.O.S. Prints
S.O.S. Prints

S.O.S.

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H210mm x W297...

$200.00

S.O.S.

$200.00

Lean On Me Prints
Lean On Me Prints

Lean On Me

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H297mm x W210...

$200.00

Lean On Me

$200.00

Hook Us Up Prints
Hook Us Up Prints

Hook Us Up

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H297mm x W210...

$200.00

Hook Us Up

$200.00

Free Style Prints
Free Style Prints

Free Style

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H210mm x W297...

$200.00

Free Style

$200.00

Boat Ride Prints
Boat Ride Prints

Boat Ride

Limited Edition print, multiple screenprint.  Edition of 15.  Unframed.Dimensions: H297mm x W210...

$200.00

Boat Ride

$200.00

Hide Away Prints
Hide Away Prints

Hide Away

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H297mm x W210...

$200.00

Hide Away

$200.00

Blue Moon Prints
Blue Moon Prints

Blue Moon

Single edition, multiple screenprint.  1 of 1.  2018.Dimensions: H210mm x W297...

$200.00

Blue Moon

$200.00

Framed Tetris Tiki - Blue Prints
Framed Tetris Tiki - Blue Prints

Framed Tetris Tiki - Blue

T/P -  Trail proof (Artist's special piece used to assess the development of the image).Dimensions: H435mm x W335mm...

$390.00
Framed Tetris Tiki - Green Prints
Framed Tetris Tiki - Green Prints

Framed Tetris Tiki - Green

T/P -  Trail proof (Artist's special piece used to assess the development of the image).Dimensions: H435mm x W335mm...

$390.00