Category Archives: 2013

Art Heroes

The ‘Art Heroes’ Project

In April 2013, senior students and staff from the DSA Print Laboratory took off for a camping experience and print workshop to my rustic ‘Goatshed’ crib in Kyeburn Diggings, Central Otago. I had recently completed my Masters so it was a good distraction while I awaited my results.

Large scale collagraphs were produced using backing boards rescued from the closure of the Trents spice, herb and baking goods processing plant in Dunedin and recycled cardboard. Day one out on the lawn was sunny and warm so good progress was made on assembling the collagraphs. The temperature turned and down came the rain that evening so day two was spent printing on top of the pool table inside to great results. Thanks go to Neil Emmerson for organising the project and Steev Peyroux for his technical support.

Art Heroes 2013, collagraphs printed on cotton fabric, 120 x 100 cm

The prints were displayed hanging from a clothesline at the DSA Print Studio and at the ‘Audacious’ event, Sargood Centre. The works have been sewn together into a large banner and have been sent to MIT, Auckland for another showing.

Images below of the workshop in action. Featuring, in descending order, collagraphs by Georgia Shearer-Schultz, Tom Ellison (FHDW), Steev Peyroux, Lynn Taylor and Sophie Prinselaar-Smith

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The surrealist cut

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This is not a pipe

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Monet captures the light

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Jeanette Winterson ponders another world.

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Andy Warhol ‘between the sheets’

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‘Art Heroes’ installation view with the Audacious team

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‘Art Heroes’ installation view

 

The ‘Art Heroes’ project installation at the Sargood Centre, formerly the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Carbon Black 2013

Carbon Black  was  my Master of Fine Arts site specific installation at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum coinciding with a documentation show at the Dunedin School of Art Gallery. A chapbook publication was produced for the show. Works also featured in Printeresting

Eve, 2012, digital print from carbonised apple

Eve, 2012, digital print from carbonised apple

A photographic image from Carbon Black was exhibited in Open DoorsPortas Abertas (Open Doors) is an international participatory artistic project organized by Fórum Eugénio de Almeida on the occasion of its opening in the former Palácio da Inquisição (Palace of the Inquisition), marking the start of the cultural and artistic activities to be presented in this new space in Évora, Portugal.