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Aria Parker

Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Uepoto

Aria is a standout wahine and contemporary Māori visual arts designer with a sharp eye for interior and industrial design. Her appreciation of whakapapa, whenua, moana and te taiao is evident in all her paintings, a true Ngāti at heart. Aria's pieces command wide spaces which gives testimony to the strength of not only the kaupapa of her work but the composition of each line and space. Her ability to use minimal colour effectively is a skill to be admired close up and from afar. She also paints in series which are always distinctive in any exhibition.