Industry of Imagination - Wellington 2017

Art and Industry of Imagination

Art and Industry of Imagination EXHIBITION - A showcase of New Zealand’s pre-eminent science fiction and fantasy artists. 

Saturday 4th June  - 12th June. 

Opening night - Auckland

.Exhibitions Gallery / Auckland.
19A Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland. 
Hours: Daily 10.30am - 4.30pm

Exhibition dates: 18th Aug - 19th Sep 2015

Women of Wonder

I am humbled to have my work featured along side fellow female Fantastic artists - past and present, from all around the world. This exquisite publication would make a fine addition to anyone's collection.

Women of Wonder shines a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art. Increasingly, women are impacting the world of contemporary fantastic art and inspiring new generations of illustrators, designers, sculptors, and painters. Women of Wonder reflects of the expanding numbers of women artists featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. 

Women of Wonder shines a spotlight on women creators of fantastic art. Increasingly, women are impacting the world of contemporary fantastic art and inspiring new generations of illustrators, designers, sculptors, and painters.

This full-color collection, complete with artist statements and photos, celebrates the accomplishments of some of the most exciting creators of Fantastic Art, past and present.

Women of Wonder is a beautiful celebration of the imagination and of exemplary creators who just happen to be women. 

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Assimilate - Opening Night

ASSIMILATION - depicts segments from fantastical dreamscapes.

'We find our own power from release - solace and acceptance.'

A solo exhibition of oil paintings, drawings and sculpture from the studio of artisan - Sacha Lees.

Pecha Kucha

What a great experience - my first Pecha Kucha talk.

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9 Inspiring and interesting speakers ranging from a landscape designer, illustrator, oil rig worker/exhibitions organiser, fuel refinery worker/photographer, student, lecturer, museum curator, and artist.

Thank you so much to all that attended and for Puke Ariki for organising and hosting.

Parallel talks were also held in Australia - Brisbane and the U.S.A.

Pecha Kucha - (Japanese: chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called Pecha Kucha Nights.

The creatives

'THE CREATIVES'  - An exhibition showing original works from Artisans Sacha Lees, Tanya Marriott and Nick Keller opens 6th Dec at Puke Ariki Museum - New Plymouth.

6 December 2014 - 29 March 2015

Puke Ariki Museum - 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand

WHITE CLOUD WORLDS - BOOK SERIES

White Cloud Worlds is an award winning series of art books that showcase stunning science fiction and fantasy artwork from New Zealand, ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’.
These visually rich publications explore the worlds created by more than 80 artists whose work has been featured by acclaimed companies such as; Weta Workshop, Valve, Blizzard Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast, Dark Horse Comics, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, Gnomon Workshop and Spectrum Fantastic Art.

 The WHITE CLOUD WORLDS book series

The WHITE CLOUD WORLDS book series

The artists are profiled with a selection of their art accompanied by text written in their own unique voice, sharing their origins, inspirations and a rare glimpse into how they work.
The work within the pages of White Cloud Worlds celebrates not only the skill of the artists but the breadth of their imaginations. From the beautiful to the bizarre, frightening to fantastical, allow yourself a break from the mundane and get lost in the visually rich creations showcased in these books. You might not want to leave!

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As varied as the land they inhabit, is the mind of the artists contained in ‘White Cloud Worlds’. They'll transport you to the Uchronisms of a WWI landscape traversed by giant robots, the painful, delicate love story of a Centaur and its lady and the heroics of Barbarians and female warriors among many others - these are images to get lost in.” - Guillermo Del Toro, vol 1

BETTER THINGS

BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones - Documentary film. Directed by Maria Paz Cabardo

Following is a list of the artisits who supported the production by donating artworks to raise money for the film about Jeffrey Catherine Jones. One of the most revered comic book and fantasy artists of all time and a complex character with an unusual life.

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