Arielle Walker is an Auckland-based writer and contemporary craft practitioner.
Throughout her Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree, she engaged in contemporary discourses around art, culture and society, with a focus on inequality and sustainability, which led her to work within a strongly socio-political context. In her studio practice, she explores traditional crafts in the creation of new media, emphasising textiles and tactility.
Her current practice continues her studies into contemporary craft, focusing on inequity and the contrast between mass-consumption and artisanal ingenuity. Her work seeks to challenge apathy with tactility, to invite engagement and provoke conscious thought.