Emily Parr (Ngāi Te Rangi, Moana, Pākehā)
is an artist living in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand).
Her moving-image practice stitches through time and space, exploring systems of relation emerging from Te Moananui-a-Kiwa.

Emily’s master’s research, The Ocean is Calling Me Home: Settler-Indigenous Relationships of Te Moananui a Kiwa (2020), traverses oceans and centuries, seeking stories in archives and waters on haerenga to her ancestral homelands of Tauranga Moana, Sāmoa and Tonga. Her current doctoral research, ʻOli ʻUla: Housing the Kronfeld Collection through Moving-Image Practice,  considers the responsibilities she has inherited through her ancestral legacies and, in particular, to her family’s collection of taonga, measina, and treasures held by museums.

Emily is part of the Vā Moana research cluster at AUT and is a research associate with Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum.

2023 | Art News Aotearoa Winter Issue:
2023 | Past the Tower, Under the Tree: Twelve Stories of Learning in Community
2021 | Art Asia Pacific Issue 122: Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art
2020 | Lieu Journal: Time Travel, Whatu Aho Rua (with Arielle Walker)

2020 | Cenotaph Stories, Reflections in the Port: Pandemics & the Moana Cosmopolitan
2020 | Kei te Pai Press: Te Korekore, Whatuora (with Arielle Walker)