Thursday, 12 December 2013

Press: Exhibition in Medellin, Colombia

Lots of hard work went into 'Crecer, Menguar' ('Wax, Wane'), a very successful concluding exhibition for the last session of Campos de Gutiérrez for 2013. The exhibition was held at the prestigious Palacio de la Cultura, a grand historic building in el Centro de Medellin. Bringing several artists together, both international and Colombian, 'Crecer, Menguar' focused on time as a linear and a circular configuration. An article with a photo of my installation process appeared in the city's paper, test out your spanish here. Photos of the exhibition to appear very shortly..

Thursday, 28 November 2013

In residence in Colombia

I am in Colombia at an art residency at Campos des Gutierrez until Christmas. The homestead is a 180 year old rammed earth building that was originally built at the centre of a coffee plantation. It is situated high in the mountains above the city of Medellin. The residency is hosted by painter and ceramicist Andrés Morzón-Aguirre, with help from Camilo Marulanda and a community of like minded artists and thinkers. An exhibition showcasing the work I have made while here alongside the work of NY Fulbright fellow Chris Woolston, and Colombian artist German Alzur will take place on the 10th of December at The Palace of Culture in the central city. There is much work to be done!

The Gutierrez homestead

Halloween street hanging

Local chorizo stand.. mmm tasty

The Palace of Culture where the exhibition will be held

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013

YOURS in Tauranga

As the frontispiece to the Tauranga Arts Festival, YOURS invites the public to participate in the active nature of sharing or giving. People can leave something they would like someone else to have on the hooks that adorn the letter Y, and then people may take what they like. Until Sunday 3rd November.
Also! listen in to The Arts on Sunday with Lynn Freeman on National Radio this week.. and hear what I have to say.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

My Masters Exegesis: The Trouble With Being A Proud Pakeha

Thought I might put my Masters dissertation from 2010 back out there for the keen readers, a mere 7000 words, but with lots of pictures. Click here for The Trouble With Being A Proud Pakeha by Laura Marsh.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Abstract Merit Prize


Joyfully I have received the Abstract Merit Prize from The Waitakere Trusts Art & Sculpture Exhibition held at Corbans Estate Art Centre 4-12 October 2013. The prize was awarded by Linda Tyler for a watercolour entitled Nine. She wrote these kind words about it:

Showing full control of the difficult medium of watercolour 
in the overlay of colours this artist is able to create a delicate 
pattern purely in pastels. Mathematically complex, yet simple 
and evocative of crystals, origami and organic structures 
abundant in nature.

Other finalists can be seen here.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Home Is Where The Gorse Is

Ilam School Of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

[Sans people]

Adopt Adapt Adept [lightboxes]

Super 8 footage from Halfway Bush, Dunedin

A diagram of the Southern Cross's movements around the Southern Celestial Pole

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

More from 'You Are Here' at Bowen Galleries. 8-27 April 2013

Click here for exhibition profile at Bowen Galleries website

Weaving1, Weaving2, Weaving3
Vertical morse code reads as: 1 - Where are you at? 2 - You are here! 3 - What do you want?


 Dreamcatcher2 - sold

Monday, 8 April 2013

You Are Here. 8-27 April 2013. Bowen Galleries.

Dreamcatcher1 & Dreamcatcher2

Weaving1, Weaving2 & Weaving3 (decipherable vertical morse code messages)

Dreamcatcher1 (closeup)
Dreamcatcher1 & Dreamcatcher2 (showing how the night sky background is the one) 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

MINE at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

Preliminary images of fresh installation up at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail located at Brick Bay Winery, Matakana, New Zealand.

MINE 2013
macrocarpa wood, screws, danish oil
3.3 x 2 x 1.8m