Parkin Drawing Prize

Selected as a finalist in the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize,  NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ. Exhibition, 6 August – 8 September 2019.

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Carbon Remains

Medium: Charcoal on paper

280x 38 x 5cm

Carbon Remains proposes not only a drawing but a drawing methodology that seeks to share with the community my locally grown and produced charcoal stick made from the native fuchsia, kōtukutuku. The audience is invited to takeaway sticks and post drawings and comments on Instagram #carbonremains. Most drawing charcoal is imported, so this work offers a method of sustainable practice, with the residue creating an indexical drawing on the paper. The project is ephemeral in nature and the charcoal supply can be replenished.

The Anatomy of Plants

Exhibition at Inge Doesburg Gallery

Documenting the Brendel Collection, anatomical plant models from the Department of Botany, University of Otago

Marion Web Poster

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The exhibition coincided with the launch of the 28pp publication catalogue documenting the thirty-six models in the collection.