Ata aims to create considered works, centred on the Pacific region.
Waikato contemporary artist Ata Ellery was born in Te Awamutu and trained in fashion design. Her art training has been through the Waikato School of Arts, selected university courses, and summer schools throughout New Zealand. She has been a member of the WSA since 1976. Her work has been exhibited nationally since 1984 both in solo and group shows. Ata works in oils, acrylics and mixed media and is always pushing the possibilities of paint and colour.