Biography

Education:

2002   Master of Fine Arts RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

1990    Bachelor of Fine Arts Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ.

Awards/Residencies/Public Commissions:

2016    Auckland Council Anniversary. Commission to create work in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Auckland’s Regional Parks. Installed at Wenderholm Regional Park.

2015     Auckland International Airport Sculptural Installation. Commission.

2012 – 2014    Auckland Council – Ranui Library Public Art Commission. Sculptural installation and collaboration with Jasmax architects.

2013    Auckland Council – Sculpture.  Commission for Alison Park, Waiheke Island.

2009 – 2010   William Hodges Fellowship Artist in Residence, Southland, NZ.

2008    Auckland Regional Council Artist In Residence.  Wenderholm Regional Park.

Publications:

2012   Survival Within Nature  World Sculpture News. Summer 2012.  Written by Dr Robin Woodward.

2010   In the wake of the Resolution Art News, New Zealand. Winter 2010.

2008    Transformations.   Exhibition Catalog

 2007   The Artist Seeks Sanctuary. Art New Zealand.   Autumn 2007.   Written by Kathryn Mitchell

        

Selected Exhibitions/Projects:

2016   Tributary. PG Gallery 192, Christchurch, NZ.

2015   The Cocoon – Whole House Reuse.  Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, NZ.

2014   Tissue Memory.  Solo Exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland, NZ.

2013   Breath. Headland Sculpture on the Gulf. Waiheke, Auckland, NZ.

2012   The Silence. Solo Exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland, NZ.

            Cow Dung Forest. An Artweek Installation/Event. Auckland, NZ.

2011    Current – Contemporary Oceanic Art, City of London Festival.  October Gallery, London, UK.  Curated by Deborah White.

             South – Solo Exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland NZ

             The Dream. Arthouse Temporary Installation Project, Nelson, NZ.

2010    Jewel in the Crown – Solo Exhibition. Southland Museum & Art Gallery, Invercargill NZ

              Putiputi   The Flower in Contemporary NZ Art. Hastings City Art Gallery, NZ.

2009    Acclimatising – Solo exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland, NZ.

              Monument. Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ.

              Chorus. Group show. Whitespace, Auckland NZ

2008     Transformations.  Solo exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland, NZ.

               Settlement.  InstallationNelson Arts Festival & Manifest Lecture Series.

               Regeneration. Installation. NZ Sculpture OnShore. Devonport, Auckland, NZ.

               Amazing Lace.  Group show. Pataka, Porirua, NZ.

               Political World.  Group sculpture exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland, NZ.

 2007     If This Land Could Speak. Solo exhibition. The Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ.

                Out of the Ashes. Installation. Connells Bay,  Waiheke Island, NZ.

                Looks So Fine. Group sculpture exhibition. Whitespace, Auckland, NZ.  

 2006     Verge: Brink.  Photographic residency.Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ.

 2004-5   The New Alchemists.   National Art Award. Finalist’s Touring Exhibition.  Artworks in Reclaimed Materials. Various NZ & Australian galleries

 2004     Light Pools. Installation of interactive light works. Nelson Arts Festival, NZ.

2002      An Enchanted Place. MFA Exhibition. RMIT University, Melbourne, Aus.

                Re-enchanting the Shadow.  Installation. MFA Exhibition, Melbourne, Aus.

1997 – 2006     Nine solo exhibitions (annually) The Lane Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

1996        New Zealand Women Artists. Suter Gallery, Nelson,  NZ.

Collections:

Auckland Council, NZ

Auckland International Airport

Auckland Regional Council, NZ

Southland Museum and Art Gallery, NZ

The James Wallace Arts Trust, NZ

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, NZ

Work held in numerous private & corporate collections in New Zealand & internationally.