Arielle Walker film photograph Taongaporutu River mist, Taranaki

Arielle Walker (Taranaki, Ngāruahine, Ngāpuhi, Pākehā) is a Tāmaki Makaurau-based contemporary artist, writer and maker.
 

Having recently completed a Master of Visual Arts at AUT University, her practice seeks pathways towards reciprocal belonging through the intersections and connections between land, language, and craft, focusing on tactile storytelling and ancestral narratives. Contexts that surround this include the interconnectedness of isolated islands, the intrinsic ties of language and land, migration across the swell and pull of the ocean, textile traditions passed down through generations of tūpuna wāhine, roots and botanical belongings, pūrākau ("myths" and "folklore") as non-fiction.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

AUT University: 2019 - 2020

Master of Visual Art (First Class Honours)


AUT University: 2012 – 2014

Bachelor of Visual Art

Awards & Residencies

AUT University Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship 2021

AUT University Research Masters Scholarship 2019

Textílsetur Íslands Textile Residency, Iceland, September 2018

Invererne Summer Residency, Scotland, July 2018

Estuary Art Awards People’s Choice Award, Malcolm Smith Gallery 2017


Selected for Best In Show Graduate exhibition, Objectspace 2015
 

Selected Exhibitions & Installations

Solo

 

distance rewoven from the roots to the stem, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, April 15 - May 15, 2021

 

On returning to the sea (part of Matariki MVA Graduate Exhibitions), ST PAUL Street Gallery, August 4 - 8, 2020

Blanket Statement (installation), First Thursdays, Karangahape Road, August 4, 2016


Safety Blanket/Blanket Statement (installations), White Night, Auckland Arts Festival, March 12, 2015
 

 

Collaborative

Whatu Aho Rua (with Emily Parr), first shown as part of Speaking Surfaces, ST PAUL Street Gallery, October - December 2020

Whatuora (with Emily Parr), first shown as part of Speaking Surfaces, ST PAUL Street Gallery, February - December 2020

Nebula now! (Installation with Liam Mullins), Stellar Festival of Lights, July 12 - 14, 2019

Nebula now! (Site-specific installation with Liam Mullins), Taranaki Festival of Lights, December 2018 - February 2019 

Parhelion (Site-specific installation with Liam Mullins), Splore Festival, February 23- 25, 2018 
 

Group shows

Cloth, Masterworks Gallery, April 17 - May 15, 2021

Whitu, Masterworks Gallery, June 20 - July 18, 2020

groundwork, the Barrel Store @ Corban Estate Arts Centre, Feb 13 -  16, 2020

Fine Threads Thick Colour, Allpress Studio, Nov 19 -  28, 2019

On the button, Masterworks Gallery, August 25 - Sep 21, 2019

Labour of Body, Corban Estate Art Centre, July 26 - Sep 15, 2019

Te haerenga tuatahi ki Tongaporutu, St Paul St Gallery Three, July 17 - 20, 2019

Hear Me Roar, Weasel Gallery, July 10 - August 3, 2019

The Cost of Living, RM Gallery, December 6, 2018

Gluggaveður, Bílskúrs Gallerí, Blönduós, Iceland, September 26, 2018

 

Empowering Women - 125 Years of Women's Suffrage in Aotearoa, Masterworks Gallery, Aug 26 - Sep 15, 2018 

Give me space, Corban Estate Art Centre, July 20 - Sep 2, 2018 

Estuary Art Awards, Malcolm Smith Gallery, June 10 – July 15, 2017


Sampler, Masterworks, March 29 – April 22, 2017


(it’s pretty open) a drawing show, DEMO, April 14 – 24, 2016


Best of the Best, Waiheke Community Gallery, Jan 22 - Feb 22, 2016


Best In Show, Objectspace, April 18 – May 16, 2015
 

Selected Publications, Readings & Texts
Selected Workshops & Presentations

The Memory of Water (presentation with Emily Parr), Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Aotearoa: Ngā Tai o te Ao: Global Tides,  June 24, 2020

Postgraduate Talk Show (artist talk), AUT University, August 14, 2019

Photographic media in installational practice (artist talk), ASATA Conference, July 1, 2019

Bright Ideas: #1 Arielle Walker and Ramon Robertson (artist talk), Malcolm Smith Gallery, June 21, 2017

The Hand-Maker’s Mill Makerspace (co-run with Winnie Edgar-Booty), Onehunga Creative Arts Day, March 4, 2017     

Experimental Bakery Makerspace (co-run with Grace McArthur), Auckland Arts Festival, March 12, 2016 

Meet the Makers - Best In Show 2015 (artist talk), Objectspace, May 9, 2015

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