Born 1974 Honiara, Solomon Islands. 

Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Education:

2013- 2015                enrolled Doctorate of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

2012                          Masters of Fine Arts (First Class Honours, Critical Studies Prize), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

1996                          Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

 

Selected Solo Shows:                           

2013                          The Solomon Islands National Library, Auckland City Library, Auckland

2008                         Black Hibiscus, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manukau City, Auckland

2002                         Slide, Compact, High Street

                                  Return Fare, Rm 104, Achilles House, Customs St, Auckland

2000                         Rajzok / Drawings, Hajogyari Sziget, Budapest, Hungary

1999                          Palimpsest Layerings, Eon Design Gallery, Kingsland, Auckland

 

 

Selected Group Shows:

2015                          Building Is / Not Drawing, Film Screening: Sea, Sight, Site, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University

2013                          Images and Islands, Mangere Arts Centre, South Auckland 

                                  Glaistor Ennor Graduate Awards, Orexart Gallery

2011                           Auratica Fantastica, Window, University of Auckland

2009                         Post Stitch, Lopdell House Gallery,Titirangi, Auckland

2008                         Nothing but Something - Frances Hansen and Louise Stevenson, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia

                                  National Drawing Award, Artspace, Karangahape Road, Auckland

2007                         Primary Referents, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei

2005                         Drawings: Out of Exile, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland

2004                         National Drawing Award, Artspace, Karangahape Road, Auckland

2003                         Waikato National Art Award, Finalist, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hamilton

2002                         Nancy, Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland

                                  For, ASA Gallery, Auckland

                                  Waikato National Art Award, Finalist, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hamilton

                                  Goldwater Art Award, Finalist, Waiheke Gallery, Waiheke Island 

                                   

Papers:

2014                        “Communications Building: Tropical Modern Architecture from West Africa to the Pacific”, Translation: 31st Annual                                            Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Proceedings

2014                        “(Re) Constructing Tropical Architecture in Solomon Islands: Conversations with my Father”, Fabrications: the Journal                                      of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New ZealandVol. 24, no. 2.  

 

Conferences:

2013                             “Colonial-Modern Architecture in the Pacific: Conversations with my Father”,  Lost in Conversation: Oral History in                                           Modern Architecture Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 

2014                             “Concrete Activities: Tropical Modern Architecture in the Pacific”,  The Open Hand: A call for Civic Debate                                                       Symposium, ST. PAUL St Gallery and AUT School of Art and Design

2014                             “Communications Building: Tropical Modern Architecture from West Africa to the Pacific”, Translation: 31st Annual                                           Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Unitec, Auckland

 

Publications:

2008                          Nothing but Something, essay by Grant Thompson

2007                          Primary Referents Catalogue, essay by Fear Brampton, Whangarei Art Museum

2002                          New Zealand Herald, T.J. McNamara

                                  “Nancy” Catalogue, essay by Bronwyn Fletcher, Lopdell House, Waitakere City Council

2003                          Probe Art Journal, issue 4, Manukau School of Visual Arts

2001                          Probe Art Journal, issue 3, Manukau School of Visual Arts

 

 

Scholarship / Awards:

2016                          Photography Prize, ArtWest exhibition, Kelston, Auckland

2012                          Prize for Critical Studies, Masters of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University 

2011                           NICAI Summer Scholarship, University of Auckland

 

Interview:

2008                          Radio New Zealand, Arts on Sunday, Pacific Issues correspondent Richard Pamatatau