Friday, 30 November 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


To be exhibited at NZ Sculpture Onshore (Fort Takapuna, Auckland) 8-18th November 2012

     Locator 2012
       found post, paint
       2.8 x .15 x .15m

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Matariki 2012: The Stars Have Always Risen

Laura Marsh & Ed Lust
Installation for Matariki (Maori New Year) Celebrations in Dunedin, New Zealand
The Blue Oyster Gallery (off-site) June 21st - 28th
(video work by Ed Lust, floor work by Laura Marsh)

Monday, 30 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

Matriarch for Sale: Whiteroom, Dunedin.


at WHITEROOM, Dunedin

Matriarch #1 
Digital fabric print, wool, cotton, cedar wood
80 x 60 x 15cm

She is a huge pine which grows above the township of Wanaka.
One of an edition of 3, this one the only one with cedar frame.
Stands alone as a natural light box or can be mounted on the wall.

J-Brown & The Mic Smith

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Autumn: Call & Response @ Sculpture Park, Hamilton

I was chosen to be part of the Autumn exhibition Call & Response at the Sculpture Park at the Waitakaruru Arboretum near Hamilton. I reinstated my macrocarpa flagpole, this time with Flags for the Locals. The first flag flying is dedicated to the humble blackberry.

Big thanks to Kate Darrow & Kim Paton for selecting my work for one of five Ebbett Prestige Seed Funding Awards of $500, and of course thank you to Ebbett Prestige for supporting the exhibition, much appreciated!


Concept: Rather than being ‘unwanted’, the weed could be regarded from a Darwinian perspective as a winner of an evolutionary process. For arguments sake the attributes of the local weeds, Pampas, Blackberry and Gorse can be seen in a beneficial light – beauty, food source, shelter etc. Though in hindsight the introduction of Gorse into New Zealand was an ecological mistake, the protection it can give native seedlings in their early stages of growth during ecological re-colonising is a valuable attribute. These oppositional ideas draw an analogy to and describe the cultural conundrum I am faced with as I address my need for pride in my cultural heritage as descendent of colonial immigrants. 

Sunday, 1 January 2012


I am very proud to announce that I am the 2012 recipient of the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Award. This year is proving already to be an exciting one artistically as I get used to the privilege of absolute freedom to make and create. I will be based in back in my homeland, the Mainland, The South Island of New Zealand, where there is no shortage of space...something I desire strongly while living in Auckland. Thank you to the Foundation for this opportunity. And I encourage every artist to apply!