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  • NIA-VAL NGARO

    • Nia-Val Ngaro’s stories most often relate to her Aitutaki/Cook Islands genealogy and heritage.

      For the past 15 years, Nia-Val has been a community artist and teacher. A natural facilitator, Nia-Val’s abilities to listen and engage budding artists has compelled her to leave her own practice in the background in order to facilitate community art programmes in Mangere, Glen Innes, and at adult and youth correction facilities.

       

      Being the eighth generation of storytellers in her family, it’s the story that fills her practice. The stories begin with her family, such as a photograph of her father’s mother, the family matriarch who instilled strong Aitutaki

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