Water & Oil - NKB Gallery  (solo show)

A Day on the Farm - Waiheke Island Gallery (group exhibition)

Choc-a-bloc - Auckland Gallery  (group exhibition)

Member's Show - NorthArt Gallery  (group exhibition)

Landscape Without Birds - 100 Days Project

This project was completed for the 100 days project. A natiowide activity bringing people from all walks of life together (via the internet) to create, one thing each day... for 100 days.

Completing the 100 days is hard. It is an exercise in consistency - no weekends off, no sick days. One thing produced each and every day for over three months. By the end I was exhausted, but I'd also gained a strong habit of daily commitment to working in my studio. It's also facinating to scroll through the various and differing projects undertaken. In 2016 over one thousand people took part but many, many fall to the wayside along the journey. The project began on the 24th August and was completed on the 1st of December 2016. Each daily creative act from all of the participants can be seen at the 100 days project website.

My project is to paint an image of one of New Zealand's threatened animals or plants onto the side of a commercial milk carton each day, for 100 days; in a similar way that missing people are published in America. It is a sad fact that I had more than enough endangered animals in which to paint. New Zealand has over 4000 endangered plants and species.

As I tackled the daily process, I began to play with words and short phrases detected within the printed slogans and logos on the sides of the containers. By blocking out letters I managed to reveal ‘found text’ as an additional amusement to the task. At day 90, I decided to end the project on a more positive note by completing 10 birds that have been turned around - and had their population numbers increased due to human intervention. These last 10 were completed on the lids of ice cream cartons.

 

 
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