Oriah Rapley

Oriah Rapley

The Guardians

Oriah Rapley is a full-time practicing artist, currently working in wood, hard stone, bronze and steel. Her work is in constant refinement towards the purity of form and acknowledges freedom of choice and embodiment. Using symbols such as the feather, waka and bird to provide subtle layers interwoven around movement/growth, exploration/expansion, freedom/expression, empowerment/transformation. 

Rapley exhibits nationally and has pieces in private collections worldwide, including the James Wallace Arts Trust collection. 

Rapley’s work has been selected for the ‘Homework’ exhibitions at Puke Ariki, NZ Sculpture on Shore, and Sculpture on the Peninsula and attends many symposiums. 


This is Rapley’s first time exhibiting in Sculpture in the Gardens.