Earlier; Brick/Fence/Cave /Coast

Korero 2012 – A response to a poem by Bernard Gadd about the atrocities of Parihaka, part of a collaborative exhibition – a fusion between visual art and poetry exhibited at Malcolm Smith Gallery.

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“Muruhia”, Mixed media on Picket Fencing

Turua Street, 2011

After being part of a 6-week community occupation and protest at Turua Street, St Heliers, 3 unique seaside Art Deco homes that were listed by the Heritage Trust,  were demolished.  This is a series of works using bricks salvaged from the demolition, to help bring attention to the plight of our architectural heritage.

The Architecture of Happiness, How Diversity Works Exhibition, 2011, exhibited at Studio One, Toi Tu, Ponsonby Rd.

An installation of Turua Street demolition bricks haphazardly piled on the floor to resemble a pile of rubble.  The work addresses the destruction of our diverse architecture to make way for homogenised urban development.

For more information visit:

http://diversityworks.co.nz/news/auckland-embraces-new-ideas-about-diversity/

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Egg Tempera on Bricks, brick size varies – approx. 110x110mm

Brickstack Claybird   Ink Jet print on photographic paper. Finalist Estuary Art Awards, Malcolm Smith Gallery, 201

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‘Brickstack’, Ink Jet print on photographic paper

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‘Brickstack’, Ink Jet print on photographic paper

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‘Brickstack’, 2 x, Ink Jet print on photographic paper

Coast and Cave, 2009/1

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Oil paint on Rabbit Skin gesso on board, each work 500x500mm
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“The Before-land”, 1620x300mm, Oil paint on Rabbit Skin Gesso on demolition Rimu
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“Arrival”, 1620x300mm, Oil paint on Rabbit Skin Gesso on demolition Rimu

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