Ngati Tama, Ngati Mutunga, Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Nga Ruahine, Ngati Ruanui, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Mamoe. Vallance Wrathall is a Maori contemporary artist incorporating a Maori narrative to the mediums he works in. he intertwines together the knowledge passed down to him and integrates this into his works. Vallance began creating works in 2005 while living in Palmerston North, New Zealand. His first works were heavily influenced by the landscape of his surroundings specifically the region of Taranaki. After living and working away from his home in Taranaki for 10 years, Vallance decided to pursue a career that would bring him home closer to his family and to reignite his passion for Creative Arts. Currently Vallance has just completed his final year in the Diploma of Creative Technologies at The Western Institute of Technology and is currently working alongside 15 other graduating artists exhibiting at the WITT Tilt Exhibition. While studying he has been based in New Plymouth and his current plans for the 2016 year are to create and evolve his creative style and produce new works for his first solo exhibition.