Born in Methven of Ngai Tahu and Scottish descent


2004 MFA, RMIT University, Melbourne.

1997 BFA (painting) Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui Polytechnic.

1990 MA (applied clinical psychology) Victoria University, Wellington.

Selected solo exhibitions

2017 Dancing in the Dark,Toi Gallery, Pataka, Porirua.

2016 Dancing to Remember, Dancing to Forget, Cit yArt Depot, Christchurch.

2014 Holding on and Letting go, Black Asterisk, Auckland.

2013 Playland, Black Asterisk, Auckland.

2013 Dreamland, Pataka Porirua

2012 A Boy’s Birthday, Black Asterisk, Auckland.

2012 A Boy’s Story, cityART, Christchurch.

2011 Blackbird Fly, Blue Pacific Gallery, Pataka, Porirua.

2010 Harbour, COCA, Christchurch.

2009 The Beekeeper's Daughter, COCA, Christchurch.

2008 Flower Girls, Blue Pacific Gallery, Pataka, Porirua.

2008 Flower Girls, COCA, Christchurch.

2006 Stoffbilder, COCA, Christchurch.

2006 Wallpaper, Ghuznee Room, Bowen Galleries, Wellington.

2005 With Half Closed Eyes, Christopher Moore Gallery, Wellington.

2005 Home Is Where We Start From, Michael Hirschfeld Gallery at City Gallery, Wellington, Civic Square.

Selected group exhibitions

2017 Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi. Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) Ōtautahi (Christchurch).

2016 Wellington Regional Arts Review, (winner), Expressions, Upper Hutt.

2015 The Figurative Show, The Vivian, Matakana

2014 Blue Nonage, 30upstairs, Wellington

2014 XXV Group Show, City Art Depot, Christchurch.

2013 The April Group Show, The Vivian, Matakana.

2013 The new Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, (finalist) Hamilton.

2013 Telling Stories, Elected Artist’s Exhibition, Academy Galleries, Wellington

2012 The new Zealand painting and printmaking Award, (finalist), Hamilton.

2012 Estuary Artworks Exhibition, (finalist), Uxbridge Creative Centre, Howick.

2012 Wellington regional Arts Review, (finalist), Expressions, Upper Hutt.

2011 Bold Horizon Contemporary Art Award, (finalist), Waikato Museum, Hamilton.

2011 Winners, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island.

2010 Home, Tim Rex Group show, ArtsPost, Hamilton.

2010 COCA Anthony Harper Award 2010, (finalist), Christchurch.

2010 The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award,

(finalist), Hamilton.

2010 The Adam Portraiture Award, (finalist), Wellington.

2010 Easter recollections, Uxbridge Art centre, Howick.

2009 The Art Event, Christchurch City Art Gallery.

2009 COCA Anthony Harper Award 2009, (finalist), Christchurch.

2009 The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, (finalist), Hamilton.

2008 The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, (finalist), Hamilton.

2008 Margaret Stoddart Award, COCA, Christchurch.

2008 Mo Tatou The Ngai Tahu Whanui exhibition, The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.

2008 COCA Anthony Harper Award 2008, (finalist), Christchurch.

2008 The Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award, (Elizabeth Grierson merit award), Waiheke.

2007 The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, (finalist), Hamilton.

2007 Norsewear Art New Zealand Contemporary Art Award 2007: Past Winners, Exhibition, Hastings.

2007 COCA Anthony Harper Award 2007, (finalist), Christchurch.

2007 Preview 2007, 40 contemporary New Zealand artists, COCA, Christchurch.

2006 COCA Anthony Harper Award, (finalist), Christchurch.

2006 Hot, invited alumni, The Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui UCOL, Whanganui.

2006 Preview 2006, 40 contemporary New Zealand artists, COCA, Christchurch.

2005 Blanketstitch, Objectspace, Auckland.

2004 Waikato National Art Award, (finalist), Hamilton.

2004 Apart Together, New Zealand MFA candidates, Faculty gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne.

2004 The New Alchemists, National Art Awards exhibition, Artworks in reclaimed materials, COCA, Christchurch.

2004 Strata 2004, MFA graduate exhibition, RMIT City Campus, Melbourne.

Selected bibliography

2010 Point of view, Chris Moore, The Press, 2010, April 10, E3.

2008 'Artists capture emotions', Jamie Hanton, The Press, 2008, April 30, D3.

2008 Critic's 2008 Awards. The Arts Editor's pick, Christopher Moore, Best Visual Art exhibition, Runner-up: Flower Girls. The Press, Christchurch, December 31, B6.

2007 'Thanks, Anthony Harper', Andrew Paul Wood, The Press, 2007 June 6, D2.

2006 TE KARAKA, winter edition.

2005 'Mothers and daughters', Alison Jones, Capital Times, 30 December.

2005 'The winds of change', Mark Amery, The Dominion Post, 3 June, B11.

2005 'Evolution of Video Art', Mark Amery, The Dominion Post.

2004 'Layers of meaning', Simon Edwards, The Hutt News, 14 December, p. 77.


2016 Winner, Wellington Regional Arts Review, Expressions Upper Hutt.

2008 Elizabeth Grierson Merit Award, Walker & Hall Art Award, Waiheke.

2001 Norsewear Art Award, painting, Waipukurau.


Work is held in private collections in New Zealand and Australia as well as in the collection of Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand, and in the James Wallace Trust.