Jessica Paraha

Jessica Taruna Paraha is a multi-disciplinary artist who likes to look at her practice as a loving act of translation. She is a Ngati Hine Māori woman living on Cadigal land, and her translations come from her whakapapa, through recalling them she pays tribute to her tīpuna and the many lands she inhabits.

She is a member of the Pasifika Storytellers collective, is a current recipient of the Emerging Writers Festival’s at home residency program and currently works as a lead artist at the Youth Arts organisation Outloud, delivering social impact arts projects to young people in Western Sydney.