Emily Parr (Ngāi Te Rangi, Moana, Pākehā) is an artist living in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand). Her moving-image practice weaves through time and space, exploring systems of relation emerging from Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. Emily’s recent research traverses oceans and centuries, seeking stories in archives and waters on haerenga to ancestral homelands. As a descendant of settler-indigenous relationships, she also considers the responsibilities she has inherited through these legacies.
Alongside her moving-image practice, Emily has been gathering an archive of film photographs over many years. She is also a member of Accompany, an artists’ collective who walk and work alongside community organisations and social movements.
Emily was the recipient of the 2019 Iris Fisher Scholarship and 2016 Tāmaki Estuary Art Award. She holds a BFA (Hons) from Elam and an MVA from AUT, and is currently working towards a PhD.