Water Peace Power

Residency project

Short Description

I have recently graduated in the Diploma in Creative Technologies at The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) and as a new emerging artist wish to be involved with events in my area.

Long Description

As an emerging artist I wish to evolve and study new art forms which can benefit my future as an artist. With a background knowledge of Te Ao Maori and a want to incorporate this in the foundations of my works, I have chosen to work within my own home rohe of Taranaki to learn and teach the customs and protocols used in our specific rohe to keep alive Taranakitanga. Maori have an intrinsic relationship with the environment and from this we can build a healthier lifestyle in regard to people and nature.


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.

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