19 Apr 2018 – 1 Jun 2018
St Paul Street Gallery
In 2017 Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Daniel Twiss launched the BC Collective. BC stands for â€˜Before Cook and Before Columbusâ€™, and was initiated as a way to share, directly engage with and exchange indigenous ideas and concepts. BC Collective will hold the Gallery One space for ‘What we do at home: PDX > AKL’, during which a one-day symposium will be held with invited guests.
Cora-Allan WickliffeÂ (NgÄpuhi, Tainui, Alofi and Liku) is a multidisciplinary artist of MÄori and Niuean descent, originally from Waitakere. Her practice often examines constructed identifies of indigenous people, finding new ways to provide educative experiences through social art platforms.Â
Daniel TwissÂ (Lakota, Sioux, Rosebud Reservation) was raised in Vancouver, Washington. His family relocated for a year to the Coeur Dâ€™alene Indian Reservation in Plummer, Idaho. His late father Richard Twiss was the co-founder of the Wiconi organisation and a Professor of Native American Studies at Portland State University. Under his influence, Daniel took up Grass Dancing and joined the International Dancing our Prayers Tour in 2003, which created the platform for his involvement in Indigenous conferences and gatherings.Â< BACK TO LISTINGS