Ariana Davis

Image: ©2018 Crystal Te Moananui Squares

Image: ©2018 Crystal Te Moananui Squares

Ariana Davis is a designer and maker originally from Tahuna (Queenstown), Aotearoa (New Zealand). She is of mixed descent, with Ngai Tahu, Ngati Mamoe and Wai Taha iwi, as well as ties to Hunk Papa Sioux (First Nations) and pākehā (English/Settler) heritage. She creates adornments for the body as a means of exploring her own complicated relationship with cultural identity, honouring whakapapa (ancestry) and traditions in the modern world.

Ariana is currently based in London, has a BA in Fashion from Curtin University of Western Australia, is associated with the SaVAge K'lub and is a member of the In*ter*is*land Collective. Her most recent work Tu te Raki, is on permanent display at the Sackler Gallery's Pacific Encounters in The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London.

For more information: https://www.arianadavis.com/