Monday, July 28, 2014

LAST DAYS to see Lucy Pierpoint's work at ARTBASE.ORG

Lucy Pierpont's jewellery works on the premise of Defying Obsolescence is at;
78 Coates Ave
Until August 7.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Caroline Griffin: New website

Be sure to check out Caroline Griffin's new website that gives a great overview of her work. Caroline has separated her work into the individual ideas she has been working with since 2009. Each idea has a collection of crisp images that are accompanied by a statement that supports her ideas, helping us understand what is behind the distinctive designs that are driving Griffin’s growing practice.

scallop finding, 2014, silver 925

Monday, July 14, 2014

Elle Anderson: Come to see my 3/4 of way through my masters in fine arts work..............

15th July between 4 - 7pm
St Georges Bay Rd Gallery

Plants are present in our every day lives. Some, like those defined within a garden, engage our consciousness. But many we are not aware of. They are simply there; forming and changing backgrounds and textures in the world around us.

Through the process of collecting these incidental plants photographing, printing and installing them, I have been exploring the notion of view point; our attitudes towards certain plant groups and how our perceptions of them change in space and over time. Questioning how we consider these plants (as a resource, as irksome, as beautiful) and how those perceptions are formed and changed. This has led me to create new images of plants that, though barely present, are plentiful and vigorous within their own environment.

Cirsium bansheeii

Rubus phantomii

For these works, plants were gathered from the roadside, just outside my house. This is the main road into Hunua and was established in mid 1800s.  Along this piece of road there was the blacksmith, a general store and post-office, distributing goods from the city into the country. Now the water pipe for Auckland runs alongside this road, distributing the country's bounty back to the city. But the plants are constant.
Some of these plants gathered will have arrived at the time of construction of this road, bought here, intentionally and unintentionally, by road workers and the first settlers.

Gatherings (ongoing) - #1-15

Glass, screenprint, shelf. 2014
Shifting Sight # 2
(from a series of 15)

Digital print on fine art paper. 2014
1 Cirsium spookii 
2 Cirsium bansheeii 
3 Cyperus dashii 
4 Daucus soulii 
5 Jacobeae faintii
6 Leucanthemum ghostii  
7 Ligustrum glimmerii 
8 Phytolacca hintii  
9 Plantago impressionii
10 Raphanus presenceii  
11 Rubus phantomii  
12 Solanum spiritii 
13 Sonchus whisperii 
14 Ulex traceii 
15 Verbena genieii
(note the plates are not displayed in the order listed above)

Elle Anderson
July 2014