Kelly Jarvis –




My creations are inspired by observing the intrinsic relationships between people, Wairua, and Te Taiao; the magic and interconnectedness of everything around us in the natural world. Through exploring ancestral wisdom in my creative process, I am learning about my own relationship with Papatuanuku and obligations of Kaitiakitanga. Through my art, my intention is to bring forth the energy I feel within these realms, to encourage and inspire people to form reciprocal, healing relationships with nature, and to be active in the nurturing and protection of the environment and of each other.


I enjoy exploring many ways of telling stories by using a diverse range of art mediums and processes, including painting, sculpture and photography.

Virtual Open Studio

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