Art for a Cause - Emma Jane Ormsby

Kia Ora! Ko Emma Jane Ormsby tōku ingoa and I am in my first year of a Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Māori Studies and Communications at the University of Auckland and Elam School of Fine Arts. My work is inspired by Māori motifs and whakapapa. I am of Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, and Ngāti Porou descent. Art has always been a passion for me, however, delving into my whakapapa has enabled me to focus my craft and turn a passion into a life focus. If you are keen to see my journey as an artist and future works my handle for Instagram, Facebook and TikTok is @emmajane.toi

Achievements: Top scholar in NZ for Sculpture, 2019, People’s choice + Highly commended Ringa Toi Exhibition