National Contemporary
Art Award Finalist 2021

C6.2021 Has been selected as a finalist in The National Contemporary Art Awards, held at the Waikato Museum from Sep 18 - Nov 28

From over 300 entries the judge Karl Chitam, director of the Dowse Museum, chose 38 works to comprise the exhibition.

Each year the National Contemporary Art Award brings the best in Aotearoa contemporary art to the Waikato. Entries are drawn from across the country and from New Zealand artists living overseas.

The overall winner will receive $20,000 from co-sponsors Tompkins Wake and Chow:Hill Architects

The Summer Show. Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to announce, The Summer Show. In tradition with group exhibitions for the summer season, the gallery will present new works on paper and paintings by artists Deborah Dancy, Antony Densham, Susan English, Tucker Nichols and Erin O'brien. Each artist will present work made in the past year reflecting their studio practise in the context of the unprecedented global pandemic. 

June 24 - Aug 21, 2021 

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NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 

C5.20 has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award for 2020. 56 finalists were selected from a record 408 entries. The judge this year was Julia Waite who is the curator of NZ Art at The Auckland Art Gallery. The exhibition is held in the Atrium of Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology)

Oct 3-5, 2020

Small Sculpture Finalist 

The Small Sculpture Prize is a National Award for an original free-standing or wall sculpture up to 800mm in any direction and has a Premier prize of $3000

Proudly sponsored by Perpetual Guardian and in association with Te Motu, the Small Sculpture Prize is presented by the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.

Here I am with 'What does a Rock Mean?' Its a cardboard, paper, acrylic paint construction. 400mm x 350mm 

April 10 - May 10, 2020

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Works On Paper 
Little Problems

These works form the language of my painting. During lockdown these painterly experiments were my saving grace. They were little problems I could solve in a world where it seemed nothing could be solved. The uncertainty of our inner worlds and more collectively the world at large aligns with the unpredictability of the medium. I just needed to feel calm and gain some confidence in myself by solving something. Despite the larger obstacles that were in my mind insurmountable, these problems I could manage. Why we create what we do goes beyond aesthetic decisions, its more about hope and finding resolution no matter what the scale.