Priscilla Cowie
Ngāi Tahu


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Priscilla Cowie Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu Priscilla was born and raised in Te Waipounamu. Priscilla Cowie works as a painter, sculptor and designer - Māori culture is the backbone of her art practice. She has completed several public art commissions, for Te Rūnanga ō Ngāi Tahu, including seven bronze eels situated outside “Te Hononga,” the Christchurch Civic building. In 2013, Priscilla created designs to adorn shade sails, that are now installed in a public Māori garden, at Les Jardins de Fruitiers de Laquenexy, near Metz, France. In 2014, thanks to the generous support from Creative New Zealand Priscilla was able to participate in the Artists in Residence - Vallauris, France. With support from Creative New Zealand Priscilla returned to Paris in September 2015 to be mentored by Marian Fountain in the creation of bronze medals. Recently Priscilla completed integrated art designs and painting commissions for CERA (Central Earthquake Recovery Authority) at Tākaro ā Poi, Margret Mahy Family Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. Priscilla is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts. She has extended her art practice by attending international art workshops and festivals with other Māori and Indigenous artists.
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