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Ata Ellery

Waikato contemporary artist Ata Ellery was born in Te Awamutu and trained in fashion design. Her art training has been through the Waikato School of Arts, selected university courses, and summer schools throughout New Zealand. She has been a member of the WSA since 1976.


Ata aims to create considered works, centred on the Pacific region.


Her work has been exhibited nationally since 1984 both in solo and group shows.

Career highights include: 

  • Two solo exhibitions at the Taupo Art Museum
  • The Waikato Museum exhibition in Wuxi, China 
  • Selected paintings hung in Auckland hotels for the Opec Conference 
  • The Manawatu Art Gallery exhibition "Liquid Jade" 
  • A solo exhibition of the "Volcanoes" series at the Rotorua Museum of Arts & History to commemorate 120 years of the Tarawera eruption (2006)
  • Two works selected for a national exhibition at the Rotorua Museum of Arts & History (2007) 
  • Photos of the "Maori Rock Drawing" series being used by the Otago Polytechnic for lecture purposes.

Ata works in oils, acrylics and mixed media and is always pushing the possibilities of paint and colour.


Prices of her work range from $500 to $2,500.


Contact Ata on +64 7 552 5846

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