Queenstown Arts Centre 47-49 Stanley Street Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Come and see my first ever solo show Creature Collective on for the month of January 2016 at the Queenstown Arts Centre. The first series titled ‘An Unlikely Household’ entails three limited edition screen-prints of a bear, giraffe and baboon. The second series ‘Twisted’ shows representations of a New Zealand dairy cow, merino ram and a wild horse painted on recycled doors. Third, ‘The Royal Family’ series is based on the local birdlife in New Zealand; fantail, pukeko, pheasant and duck, all of which are painted on debris collected from the Christchurch earthquakes. Feature piece ‘Consciously Ignorant’, began with a casual walk on the beach taking photographs of the scenery and collecting waste washed up on the shoreline. I subsequently began to investigate the severity of coastal pollution and its knock on effects on New Zealand wildlife. Using a fusion of photography, ink, acrylic, lacquer and gesso on a recycled plastic called paylite, a fur seal, bottlenose dolphin, rainbow trout, crested penguin and freshwater crayfish uniquely portray the severity of this problem. A loop video of previous murals and the unveiling of the process video for ‘Drainbow Trout’, (my most recent mural in central Queenstown) will also feature at the Creature Collective exhibition.