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Ngaroma Riley


Shared Lines Co-founder and Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga exhibiting artist

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Porta-pou(2023)

Macrocarpa, rimu, acrylic paint, oil, paua, found objects

 

 

Ngaroma Riley (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Pākehā) is an artist, project coordinator, and people connector based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. A co-founder of Shared Lines, Ngaroma began her carving journey making buddhist statues while living and working in Japan. Since returning to Aotearoa in 2020 she has completed a Certificate in Whakairo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. In 2022 she made her first public work as part of a team who built a Tomokanga in Kaitaia. Ngaroma was shortlisted for the Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Award in 2023.

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Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020

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Blocking out evil (2020)

 

 

Blocking out evil pays homage to the carvings at Toshogu Shrine, a pictorial maxim of the proverb, "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” It's a playful reference to the power of resilience, especially in the midst of a global pandemic where conspiracy theories abound. 

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