Witch stick

‘Witch Stick’, paint, wood, fabric, sequins, glitter,2018. These small pieces are made from a myriad of materials collected and worked with over years. In my mfa a lecturer commented that’s there’s a kind of ‘patina’ to my sculptures. I think of that patina as also energetic, the layers of making,

Holding together

This is the work I got reminded of this week:”How you have held things”, commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery as part of their Outer Spaces project while the gallery was closed after the earthquakes. It was a moment when I really realised (got told) how much art still matters, even

Connections

This week I’ve had some affirming conversations with wonderful installers and curators I’ve worked with on past projects. Affirming because they have helped me to resee the connections between my community engagement work, storytelling, sculpture, and empathetic listening. The alchemy of being a channel for individual and community stories. And

Devotion drawings

These drawings are a suite of images drawn from photographs taken by Ann Shelton in the 1990’s of the queer Devotion parties in Wellington. Big, extravagant dance parties, when space was still cheap! I’m inspired by the home made costumes, full sized horse carousel, and the big reminder that dancing

Just Teasing – mirrors that crown.

I’m known as many things, and one of them is ‘The one with the colourful hair.” That hair has been created by Gale Walker, at Just Teasing, for the last 15 years. We met when I arrived at the gallery to be told that 5 of my artworks had been

Studio Outings #1 -what I do and how I can help you to think more creatively.

Studio Outings is a new concept in exhibiting that I’ve been building up to over the last couple of years. I’ve been trying to find the thread that joins everything together. Ever since I began making art, I have been interested in what allows us to do it, what is

What if…

I’ve spent the last year trying to really figure out the deep connection between all the things I do. And this question is it! It’s the belief that we really could build a better world if we could all contribute and express ourselves, at the same time acknowledging how hard

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