The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards exhibition is about to open in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. It has a selection of 50 of the awards’ finalists and winners. This includes I Am Here, the video that I made with the amazing composer Charlie Ha. It is part of the The New Zealand Festival which is a highlight of the arts calendar.
Some of my personal favourites of this really diverse collection of works are; ‘Haar’ by Jack Trolove, ‘Know Your Meat’ by Teresa HR Lane, and ‘Harmonic People’ by Andy Leleisi’uao, who won the Paramount award.
I Am Here is from The Exquisite Wound exhibition that is touring Aotearoa/ New Zealand. Future dates will be released as they become available.
The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards at The Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, from February 19th- 25th March, 2018
Fulbright- Wallace Art Award
At the awards ceremony on September 4th, I was very honoured to win the Fulbright- Wallace residency. I will be going to Headlands Centre for the Arts in San Francisco for three months from September 2018. The application process was rigorous and highly competitive so I was surprised and very excited to find out I was shortlisted. The Director of Fulbright New Zealand, Penelope Borland interviewed me along with four esteemed artists who have all been recipients of the award; Richard Maloy, Ruth Watson, Phil Dadson and Steve Carr.
I Am Here, the two channel video work I made in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, is in the Wallace Art Awards exhibition, representing The Exquisite Wound. This video and the work of all the finalists and winners can be seen at The Pah Homestead in Auckland until 12th November 2017. The exhibition tours to The Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville and then on to The Academy Galleries, in Wellington.