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 Anton Parsons and his work 'Jamb' onsite at Corban Estate

Anton Parsons

Anton Parsons’ practice embraces a broad range of media encompassing industrial materials, readymade objects, photography and installation. Concepts are realised with seemingly insignificant ephemera that often accrue new meanings independent of Parson’s original vision when redefined, reconstructed and re-presented. His works are often in the form of large-scale, public sculpture.


Parsons holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch (1990) and he has exhibited in a wide range of exhibitions nationally. His works are held in several significant public and private collections including the Chartwell Collection (Auckland), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth) and the Sargeant Art Gallery (Whanganui).

 
Anton Parsons is represented by Suite Gallery in Auckland and Wellington, and Jonathan Smart Gallery in Christchurch.

 
www.antonparsons.com

@antonparsons

 Carolina Bórquez

Carolina Bórquez

Chilean-born Carolina Borquez is a multi-disciplinary designer. She has always been involved in community aid-related projects and finds delight in creating unique concepts. Borquez studied Graphic Design in Chile before arriving in Aotearoa several years ago. She has collaborated in books, editions, icon design, infographics, posters, illustrations and branding. Recently, her work has been influenced by the textiles of the Indigenous Chilean people, and Borquez is undertaking woodwork as part of a project titled Ancestral to create unique pieces of art and furniture using recycled wood.

@ancestralworkshop

 Chris Van Doren

Chris Van Doren

Chris Van Doren is of Niuean, Samoan and Dutch descent, and is based at the Pacifica Art Centre at Corban Estate. With a background in panel beating, Van Doren uses his trade-taught skills in his multi-disciplinary sculptural practice, incorporating mediums such as copper, stainless steel, wood and stone. He holds a vast knowledge and skill for sculpting with traditional art forms in both large and small-scale sculpture that explore his Pacific heritage.

 
Van Doren has taken part in numerous exhibitions and symposiums across the Asia-Pacific and has been a three-time finalist in Aotearoa’s World of Wearable Arts. He took part in the Taitung Austronesian Cultural Festival in Taiwan (2009) where he collaborated with Indigenous artists from the tribes of Taiwan and the wider Pacific from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and New Caledonia. Van Doren has exhibited widely across Aotearoa and abroad, and in 2020 completed a Tautai Fale-Ship Home Residency.

 
@chris.van.doren.artist

 David McCracken working in his studio. Photo Sam Hartnett

David McCracken

David McCracken mounted his first sculptural exhibition in 2000 and has exhibited his works, primarily from fabricated steel, around Aotearoa since. His sculptures elevate humble objects into memorable artefacts. He is interested in the role of performance in the production and reception of sculptured artworks. The completed sculpture is in itself a type of drama for McCracken in that it manifests various sensory inputs and personal responses. It is not merely an object, but is an artwork enriched with layers of interpretation acquired through the viewer’s gaze.

 
His sculptures have been included in outdoor exhibitions including Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Shapeshifter and Sculpture in the Gardens. In 2013, he was recipient of the Parsons and Brinckerhoff Award for Excellence in Engineering at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf and winner of the Wallace Arts Trust NZ Sculpture Award.

 


McCracken lives in Tāmaki Makaurau where he is represented by Gow Langsford Gallery.

 Eliza Donald

Eliza Donald

Eliza Donald is a multimedia artist, whose practice is informed with a specialty in applied art. London-born, Donald moved to Aotearoa at a young age where she was raised and educated. She spent several years abroad in both Australia and wider-Europe, where she worked as an art educator as well as in theatre and television. Donald has exhibited locally and internationally in Zurich, London and Barcelona.  Upon returning to New Zealand, Donald established Learning Landscapes, a design initiative in which she works on the redesign of outdoor learning and play environments in schools and parks.

 Eloiza Montaña

Eloiza Montaña

Eloiza Montaña is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer who has worked in theatre, dance, video-art, jewellery and craft. Montaña considers her local community and environment to be of upmost importance to her, and her practice often focuses on partaking in social art projects.

Montaña was born in Uruguay and was raised in Barcelona before recently moving to Tāmaki Makaurau in 2017, where she is currently based at Te Henga. Recently, she has taken inspiration from the local native bush in the Waitakere Ranges. Her most recent project, titled The Fallen Leaf, includes jewellery made from the seeds and leaves from native trees such as Kauri and Pōhutukawa.

For more info:

www.eloizamontana.com

www.thefallenleaf.co.nz

@thefallenleafnz

 Florence Ulutunu

Florence Ulutunu

Florence Ulutunu is a multi-disciplinary artist, speaker and mentor. As an Aotearoa-born Samoan woman, her practice is centred around her own Pacifica identity and explores the dimensions of human consciousness, the mind and the creative process. Ulutunu’s works, installations and workshops are often associated with textiles that are indigenous to Sāmoa and influenced by traditional practices such as tātatau and Sāmoan oratory and mythology. Ulutunu is based in Tāmaki Makaurau and frequently facilitates projects with Tautai.

@flo_ulutunu

 Gabriel Tiongson

Gabriel Tiongson

Gabriel Tiongson is a multi-media artist who predominantly works on paper and canvas. His works combine cartoon-like forms, vibrant colour and graphic shapes which together express how he experiences and navigates the world. Tiongson’s practice grapples with ideas around emigration, colonisation and the confusion of identity and culture. His works often incorporate an influence of video games, cartoons and pop-culture. Born in the Philippines, Tiongson moved to Aotearoa to complete formal study in 2014 at Unitec Institute of Technology where he holds a Bachelor of Creative Enterprise and a Master of Creative Practice. Tiongson has exhibited widely in the Philippines, Singapore and in Aotearoa.
 
gabrieltiongson.com
@diko_art

 Giles Smith

Giles Smith

Giles Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist and set designer. He was previously based in London, UK, where he studied Fine Art Painting at St Martin’s School of Art. His studies fostered an interest in decorative arts. Consequently, hee started working at a high-end gilding and restoration business before moving to Aotearoa in 1994.

It was upon his arrival that Smith began work in the Film and Television industry. Over the past twenty years he has developed a unique set of production skills working on large-scale film projects including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003), Narnia: Prince Caspian (2007), Yogi Bear (2009), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 (2014) and Pete’s Dragon (2015).

Smith’s ability to work at both large-scale and small-scale gives flexibility to his art practice in which he can employ his unique skill-set to explore new forms and subjects.

 Gillian Appleby

Gillian Appleby

Gillian Appleby is an artist who predominantly works with the figure in oil. Appleby uses everyday media and photography as the starting point in her works, but often the paint takes over and means that the material dictates the final work. Over the painting and sketching process, Appleby’s works blur fiction and reality as she seeks to create tensions between illustrative and material investigations around the figure.

Appleby lived in the UK where she studied in London at the now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Appleby holds a Bachelor of Art and Design from the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland where she currently lives and works. She has exhibited nationally in Napier, Hastings and Auckland, and her work has exhibited several times in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (2015, 2017, 2019).

Appleby currently exhibits with Parnell Gallery in Auckland and Tennyson Gallery in Napier.

www.gappleby.co.nz

 Jennifer Mason

Jennifer Mason

Jennifer Mason’s practice began in photography but more recently she has pivoted to the medium of figurative oil painting. Mason works within the tradition of the female nude as a subject, and her paintings incorporate a unique sanding and glazing technique. She is influenced by the tradition of figurative painters such as Euan Uglow, Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville and John Currin.

Born in Tāmaki Makaurau, Mason has previously studied at both Elam School of Fine Arts (2008-13) and Glasgow School of Art (2015). She has exhibited around Aotearoa and in 2013 was awarded the prestigious Annual Commission from the Auckland Festival of Photography. Mason currently resides locally at Piha, Tāmaki Makaurau.

www.jennifermason.co.nz

@jennifer_mason_mason

 Jermaine Reihana

Jermaine Reihana

 

Jermaine Reihana (Ngāti Hine, Pākehā) is a painter and arts educator whose practice focuses on customary Māori narrative and art conventions that navigate the complexities of contemporary society. Working at both a large-scale publicly and on smaller-scale wall-based works, Reihana typically paints flora and fauna native to Aotearoa. His paintings are often rendered in a fine, illustrative style and incorporate reworked aspects of traditional Māori designs such as kōwhaiwhai (painted scroll pattern), tukutuku (woven lattice panels), and whakairo (carving). Reihana’s practice has developed as a personalised response to traditional cultural practices, relating current social, political and environmental issues to a Māori perspective.

Reihana holds a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (Hons) from Massey University (Palmerston North, 2012) and has exhibited throughout Aotearoa since 2015. Reihana’s work featured in the comprehensive survey of Māori contemporary art; Te Atinga: 25 Years of Contemporary Māori Art which exhibited over 2013. He is currently working as a tutor with Kākano Youth Arts Collective, based out of Corban Estate Arts Centre, alongside his art practice.

@jurmayne

 

 Julie Moselen

Julie Moselen

With a background in metalcraft and jewellery design, Julie Moselen’s multi-disciplinary practice has most recently focused on large-scale stone and metal sculpture. Interested in the relationships between light and space, her works can be understood as visual descriptions of divinity, inspired by the mathematical rhythms and shapes repeated throughout the natural world. It simultaneously depicts both the feminine and masculine, softness and strength.

UK-born, Moselen completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Metalcraft and Jewellery Design before moving to Aotearoa in 1998 where she worked as a contemporary Jewellery Designer. Over the past 20 years, she has since broadened her practice to encompass printmaking, painting and stone-carving, before settling in large-scale sculpture. Moselen has shown throughout Aotearoa at sculpture events such as NZ Sculpture on Shore and her work is held in several private collections. Alongside her art practice, she works as an arts educator running classes and workshops for both children and adults.

@juliemoselenartist

 Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt

A local to Waitākere, Kelly Reichardt is a multi-disciplinary artist who predominantly works in photography, water-colour and mixed media in her practice. A survivor of both recent and historic trauma resulting in C-PTSD, Reichardt uses artistic expression to make sense of her emotions and inner dialogue. A strong realism permeates her work and themes of the female form, nature, and beauty are regularly featured. Reichardt holds a Diploma in Art and Creativity (Hons) from the Learning Connexion (Wellington) and was the recipient of the Oriel Hoskin Scholarship (2017-19).

www.kellyreichardt.co.nz

@kellyreichardt_art

 Kevin Osmond

Kevin Osmond

Meticulous and experimental, Tāmaki Makaurau-based sculptor Kevin Osmond transforms a wide range of materials into complex sculpture and wall based optical works. Influenced by landscape and space, Osmond's work explores a gamut of different phenomena - from cloud formations and water droplets to topographical configurations and celestial explosions - through sculpture, two-dimensional works on paper and freehand routed panels.


Born in the UK, Osmond studied and worked in London for over twenty years, gaining a BA and MA from the Chelsea College of Art and The Royal College of Art, respectively. He has been the recipient of a number of prizes, including the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, the Credit Suisse First Boston Sculpture Prize, and the Penguin Books Sculpture Prize. He has created artworks for a variety of clients including The Economist in London, The Royal London Hospital, Penguin Books HQ London, Credit Suisse Canary wharf London, and Massey University's Auckland campus. Most recently, he also developed two monumental-scale works sited within the new Commercial Bay Tower development on Auckland’s waterfront.   

 
Osmond is represented in the US by Davidson Gallery in New York.

 
@kevin_osmond_art


http://www.kevinosmond.com

 

 Martin Selman

Martin Selman

Martin Selman’s works are an exploration of the potent visual and inherent qualities of marble.  Aligned with antiquity and tradition, marble is exploited by Martin for its symbolic value and transported into the current age by focusing on the banality of everyday consumption. Selman can literally turn his marble carving hand to any subject matter, from traditional portraiture to the more populist articles and detritus of contemporary society. Mass-produced items like bottles and cans are canonised for posterity and contemplation.  Carved out of a medium steeped in tradition and history, they are transformed into sublime objects that are simultaneously historic and a-historic.

 
Selman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Massey University (Palmerston North) and a Diploma of Visual Art and Design from the Eastern Institute of Technology (Napier). He was the Hawkes Bay Cultural Trust Award Winner (2001) and his sculptures have exhibited in an array of public exhibitions such as NZ Sculpture on Shore. Selman’s works are held in several public and private collections throughout Aotearoa.


He is currently represented by Ivan Anthony Gallery in Auckland.


@martin_selman_sculpture

 Numa Mackenzie in front of his mural at the Pacifica Arts Centre

Numangatini Mackenzie

Interdisciplinary artist Numangatini Mackenzie works in graf, tatau and mixed media installation. His practice centres around the exploration of urban space and the processes of building connections to his Pacific heritage and people. His research engages with literature on Oceanic art and museum collections, while also collaborating with living practitioners of art forms ranging from tatau, painting and spoken word to voyaging/navigation and street art. Mackenzie often responds to these experiences and sites of investigation through large public graf installations, performance and printmaking. He is actively involved in cultural heritage projects, performative acti.VA.tions, research and community development in both Aotearoa and the Cook Islands.

 


Mackenzie was born in Canada but relocated to his ancestral home in the Cook Islands in 2009 on a quest to more deeply understand his own culture. He is now based in Tāmaki Makaurau, from where he frequently travels around the Pacific to Fiji, Tahiti, the Cook Islands and more, collaborating with local artists to create street art that transforms 'forgotten' areas of villages into landmarks that attract attention. Mackenzie’s murals can be found throughout the North Island of Aotearoa and he has been involved in a number of Pasifika art exhibitions and installations, including heritage projects such as the Pacific Collection Access Project co-curated with the Auckland Museum (2016).

 
https://numanaturesgentleman.com/

@numanaturesgentleman

 Image: Raymond Sagapolutele

Pita Turei

Pita Turei (Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngā Rauru Kiitahi) is a creative collaborative practitioner and multi-disciplinary artist. Turei is a local iwi advocate who has become known as a noted story teller and respected orator connecting a new generation with the ancient histories of Tāmaki Makaurau. Turei began his career in theatre and dance, working with organisations who toured both nationally and internationally including the Adelaide Ballet, Limbs Dance Company and Taiao Dance Theatre. He has since worked widely across the creative industries, and spent many years in the film industry as a director, actor and photographer while also significantly involved with Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori On Screen.

Turei has worked on several large-scale public art projects across Tāmaki Makaurau including at the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Waterfront, Spaghetti Junction, SH20 Landscape Design and Te Wao Nui Auckland Zoo. He was a finalist in the Te Wero Bridge Design competition. Turei is currently a member of Taumata-ā-Iwi advising Auckland War Memoria Museum.

 Rosanna Raymond, photograph by Keri-Mei.

Rosanna Raymond

Sistar S’pacific aka Rosanna Raymond is an innovator of the contemporary Pasifika art scene. She is a long-standing member of the art collective, the Pacific Sisters and a founding member of the SaVAge K’lub. Over the past twenty years, Raymond’s activities have made her a notable producer of, and commentator on, contemporary Pacific Island culture in Aotearoa and internationally. She specialises in working within museums and higher education institutions.

Raymond has achieved international renown for her performances, installations, body adornment, and spoken word. A published writer and poet, her works are held by museums and private collectors throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Aotearoa. Raymond is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Archaeology at University College London and a former Chesterdale Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (2017). She was the Pacific Artist in Residence at Government House (2017) and is currently a researcher for the AUT Marsden funded project Vā Moana.

www.savageklub.com


@rosannaraymond

@savageklub

@pacificsisters

 Stephen Woodward

Stephen Woodward

Sculptor Stephen Woodward’s practice is primarily interested in the political. Working with an eclectic range of media ranging from ceramics, bronze, stone and volcanic basalt, Woodward’s sculptures are subtly integrated into, rather than being starkly imposed onto, the landscape. He presents landscape and landforms as images to critique human nature; particularly the human need to overlay everything with notions of productivity, settlement and identity.


Canadian-born, Woodward studied Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). He began marble carving in Italy working alongside artisans tasked to scale up sculptures for artists including César Baldaccini, Barry Flanagan, Helaine Blumenfeld and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Since arriving in Aotearoa in 1986, Woodward has focussed on large-scale, site-specific sculptural works and has exhibited in public events such as Sculpture on the Gulf and Sculpture in the Gardens. He has exhibited in a range of exhibitions both nationally and internationally in China, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and New Caledonia.

@stephenwoodward_sculptor

 Tessa Harris

Tessa Harris

Ko Kohukohunui ko Maungaroa ko Pūhanga Tohorānga Maunga
Ko Wairoa ko Waikato ko Mangatawa nga Awa
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua ko Tainui nga Waka
Ko Ngāi Tai ko Waikato ko Nga Puhi nga Iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Raukohekohe ko Ngāti Tamaoho ko Ngai Tuteauru nga Hapū
Ko Umupuia ko Whatapaka ko Pukerata nga Marae

Tessa Harris (Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki) is a weaver and multi-disciplinary artist who works with various mediums including stone, glass, wood and natural fibres from Aotearoa. Harris holds a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (Whakairo) from Te Waananga o Aotearoa. She has been weaving for over 15 years and is a member of the weaving collective Te Roopū Raranga o Tāmaki Makaurau. Harris’ stonework features hand finishing with sandstone and her designs, patterns and styles are based from traditional Mahi Kohatu (Māori stonework) under the guidance of artist Rossi McCabe. Harris been involved in various projects and exhibitions throughout Aotearoa.


@taonga_toi

 Tony Brown

Tony Brown

Tony Brown (Te Aupouri) explores his own Māori heritage and Māoritanga in his multi-disciplinary art practice. He is influenced by a keen interest in photography, particularly of Māori people at work and leisure in our society. Brown often combines photo-realism with references to traditional Māori art forms in his practice, including whakairo (carving) and tā moko (traditional Maori tattoo), which typically culminate as highly rendered drawings or paintings. 

Brown holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Auckland, Manukau School of Visual Arts (2005). Recent exhibitions include: Paneke (2019), Corban Estate Arts Centre; Swims On (2016), Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland; Huahua Manu (2015), Corban Estate Arts Centre; Shadows of Legends (2014), Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland; Mo Tenei Wa (2011) Upstairs Art Gallery, Auckland; and In Ya Face (2009) Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland.

 Tuāfale Tanoa’i

Tuāfale Tanoa’i

Tuāfale Tanoa’i: the artist formally known as Linda T. is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and is of Samoan descent (Lufilufi, Sasa’ai, Leauva’a).

Tuāfale’s career as a community documenter, DJ, independent archivist and activist has recurring gallery performance installations – the transitioning LTTV performance installation, StoryTelling as Koha: consolidating community memories & recently Spontaneous Intentionality. All involving multiple viewable screens and various focuses.

Since 2018, Tuāfale has been engaged in an ongoing series of international adventures and residencies that form the basis of a long-term research interest. Looking at art, music and queer communities in response to their cultural, societal and geographical environments.

Tuāfale is widely recognised for her generous contributions to various community groups in Aotearoa through her rigorous and insightful work as a documenter since the early 1980s. In addition to her solo practice Tuāfale is a member of art collective D.A.N.C.E. art club.

Tuāfale holds a Bachelor of Art + Design and Master of Art + Design (1st class honours) from AUT University, Auckland New Zealand. A CNZ Pacific Arts Emerging Artist award recipient in 2008 – Tautai Fale-ship Home Residency recipient in 2020

Presently part of Tautai Gallery’s Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti group show on until late September 2021.

Weblinks

lindat.art

danceartclub.com