Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries
I currently teach visual arts, moving image, collaborative projects and cultural theory papers in the Toi Ohomai creative courses.
I have a keen interest in exploring identity in relation to legacy and storytelling, and ideas around how the body operates in social and cultural contexts.
Apart from being a creative and teaching, I’m passionate about woodchopping and timbersports, which have significantly influenced my creative research and practice. I currently hold the title of NZ Women’s Sthil Woodchopping Champion.
- John Fries Award Nominee (Oceania), 2015
- Institute of Public Art Nomination (International), 2017
- Inaugural recipient Lafiaki Artist in Residence (Niue), 2018
- Inaugural recipient Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK), Artist in Residence 2019
Visit my website darcellapelu.com to view some of my work.