Kia ora, Olivia Aroha Giles ahau.

I am a Contemporary Artist and writer from Wellington of Kahungunu, Raukawa, Te Whanau a Apanui, Te Ati Awa,  Irish and Scottish descent.   

My works are multi layered narrative pieces;    Stories within stories within stories,   

I draw strength from my whakapapa and my connection with Papatūānuku and Ranginui, and inspiration from all the moments in my life, and the interstices’ between.

There is no “tense” in Maori just a continuous stream of existence.”