Double Tap That

I'm happy to announce that my latest show, Double Tap That runs from 15 Feb - 15 March at Studio One Toi Tu in Ponsonby, Auckland. There will be an opening event on the 14th from 5-7.  All welcome.

Check out the Facebook Event for more info.

As participants in the phenomenon of selfie taking, we all become artists in the practice of self portraiture, and curators of our “best lives,” sharing via social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Our smartphones are both a window in which to experience the world, and a tool to communicate with others. What visual tools do we employ to assert our presence in this onslaught of sharing?

Double Tap That investigates the visual language of selfie culture, considering the role of self portraiture in contemporary life and how the digital space allows us to explore notions of identity and self expression.

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Thank you! London / Danke! Berlin.

Hello from sunny London (yes really!), where I am nearing the end of a 6 week trip to complete our most recent project for The Kitchen Table Collective. Issue 2 of Pain Perdu/French Toast: Origines/Origins.  

As I prepare myself for more goodbyes and the long journey home to New Zealand, I can reflect with satisfaction on the many highlights from the trip. Including...

Hanging out at Art Quarters Press as they compiled the magazine. 

Our busy, sunny, evening launch and accompanying exhibition at Leyden Gallery in London.

Meeting many of our generous contributors, some of who traveled to London from other parts of Europe to be there for our Private View. 

Our launch at Raum B, in Berlin. (More perfect evening sunshine and good people) 

Having Pain Perdu stocked at Rosa Wolf, in Prenzlaur Berg, Berlin. 

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For more photos from the trip and project check out our Kitchen Table Collective Instagram.  

We are already brainstorming on ideas for Issue 3. Keep updated via our social media pages. 

 

Now on HYFR ART

I'm happy to announce I am now part of the HYFR family.

HYFR ART is an online platform for viewing and collecting contemporary art, offering a curated selection of work by emerging and established New Zealand based artists. I feel honoured to be amongst such great company, there is some beautiful work on the site. Check it out here.

Upcoming Exhibition: #stillhere opens on the 10th of February

The process of making self portraits stretches back through recorded history, with early examples discovered from Ancient Egypt. However, the modern practice of selfie taking relies on new technologies, and moves this process beyond the realms of the artist and into the everyday, for anyone who possesses a smart phone or digital camera. 

#stillhere is an ongoing investigation into the visual language of the selfie. The work muses over the possibilities of this phenomenon, examining the role self portraiture now plays in our daily lives, and how the digital space allows us to explore notions of identity and self expression. 

 #stillhere is an affirmation for all who participate in the act of sharing selfies, “Here I am… I’m still here, and this is what I have to say.”

Check out the exhibition at The Framing Workshop in Hamilton, New Zealand from the 10th of February to the 9th of March 2017. www.theframingworkshop.co.nz/exhibitions/stillhere

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We Are: New Stories on Immigration.

We are: New Stories on Immigration ran from the 12-13th of December at Ugly Duck Space in Bermondsey London. This was the second exhibition for our expanding arts collective. We loved the space, and a being mostly West London based until now, it was great to introduce our work to new audiences with at least 200 people visiting over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who stopped by. 

 We are: New Stories on Immigration. Promotional Design by Cecelia Horner.

We are: New Stories on Immigration. Promotional Design by Cecelia Horner.

Coming soon...

In New Stories from the Tabernacle artists Alexia Villard and Emma Mudgway explore the value of community by presenting a new archive constructed from their experiences as servers at The Tabernacle.

Alexia and Emma met in the summer of 2014 in the small Canadian town of Picton, Ontario, whilst on artist residencies at Spark Box Studio. Both artists are currently based in West London. 

Join us on the 28th of May at 6pm for the private view.

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Introducing... The Kitchen Table Collective

The Kitchen Table Collective started as a group of friends meeting to discuss their artistic projects and practice. After several meetings and countless cups of coffee we decided to make it a real thing. The first exhibition for the Kitchen Table collective will be at The Tabernacle Gallery, Notting Hill, London from the 25th-31st of May 2015.

 Photograph by Alexia Villard

Photograph by Alexia Villard

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Images from the Studio

At the time when I was completing my first series of braid drawings, at the end of 2012, I was visited in the studio by my good friend, Wellington photographer Helena Sophia de Kok. Included here are a few shots she took in the studio. 

More recently, in July 2014, I was fortunate enough to spend a month at Spark Box Studios, in Picton, a beautiful part of Ontario, Canada. While I was there Chrissy Poitras, one of the directors of the residency took a few images from the studio.

 

 

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