recent activities

CV (Jun 2015) | Portfolio (PDF, 53Mb, Dec 2015)
8-16 Oct 2016 a welcoming terrain for relaxing, making, eating and being together, with Chris Berthelsen, Vulcan Lane, Auckland. Thanks to Auckland Artweek, Auckland Council, Heart of the City.
22 Sept 2016, 6:30pm Workshop with Clare Luiten, Malcom Smith Gallery, Auckland.
we invite you to come for a special exploration of the spaces and objects in Sacred Economies, and the surrounding environment, with your whole body (not just your eyes) as the sensing, feeling, responding instrument.
17 Sep 2016, 1-3pm House-Hat Parade for Auckland, with Chris Berthelsen, for Beauty is in the Street, Objectspace. Invited by elle loui august.
When people go through a street wearing high hats, the architectural appearance of the city is changed. —Hundertwasser
The society of rooms is the place where it is good to learn, good to live, good to work.
The street is a community room. —Louis Kahn

'Crisis' is a matter of perspective, not fact. How could we do 'housing' differently?
Bring along an idea (or, find one here) and join us in making a parade of house-hats down Ponsonby in search of pleasurable and frugal ways to dwell (and leave the crisisthinking to others!).
10 Sept 2016 Recent works of making-do(ing), with Chris Berthelsen, Sacred Economies, Malcom Smith Gallery, Auckland. curated by Balamohan Shingade.
July - Sep 2016 Warming the Whau, with Ariane Craig-Smith, Amarbir Singh, supported by the Whau Local Board.
Our ancestors have always looked to the landscape to support themselves – for food, medicine, shelter and other resources. How can the largely urban landscape of the Whau be seen as a nurturing resource? Beyond the mainstream of privatised space, commerce and consumerism, what abundance is already there, and what further abundance can be encouraged? How can we inhabit and use public spaces in a way that promotes connection?
‘Warming the Whau’ is a process of exploration, action and conversation, to investigate the resources that may already exist in the area - of people and organisations, free materials, knowledge, to explore and share ways of using these resources, build dialogue with Whau locals and visitors and to document these resources and material explorations for others to follow.
31 July - 4 Sept 2016 small modifications, with Chris Berthelsen, Andrea Bell, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Project blog here.
June-October 2016 Living, Making, Together 1 & 2 , University without Conditions, Auckland. 1, 2.
June 2016 - ongoing writing for Hainamana: Asian New Zealand Art & Culture.
July 2016 TEMP shelter arts emporium, with Chris Berthelsen, Corban Estate Arts Centre. Three day workshop for improvised making in disaster times. documentation here.
Apr-May 2016 Zero Yen Tour with Chris Berthelsen, Japan. Thanks to NZJEP. Project blog here.
19 Mar 2016 Multiple Layers and Modes of Living, Sharing Together, a sharing gathering at RM, Auckland.
12 Mar 2016 Performance with Clare Luiten, White Night Greenwoods Corner, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland.
Sep-Dec 2015 Residency at SeMA Nanji, Seoul, Korea. Thanks to Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand. Project blog here.
1 Oct - 5 Nov 2015 Participating in the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia. Part of the group exhibition 124,908, curated by Tara McDowell, invited by Ash Kilmartin.
21-Sep-2015 artist's talk at Et@t, Taipei, Taiwan (in Mandarin)

19-Sep-2015 Agency in the breathing world, talk and workshop with Howl Space, Tainan, Taiwan
27-Aug-2015 Performer for Bangers n Mash 6, Old Folks Association, 8 Gundry Street, Auckland. Organised by Kristian Larsen with Vitamin S
early Aug 2015 making-do(ing) workshop (with Chris Berthelsen, Eleanor Cooper, Melanie Kung) at Waiotahe Valley School, Te Tai Rawhiti, Aotearoa. Photo set here.
26-Jun-15 makeshift: collaborative performance (with Clare Luiten, Natalie Maria, Eleanor Cooper, Sam Wood-Rawnsley, Steve Carter) and edition launch, split/fountain, Auckland

2-May-15 Our darling Bodinh: a residency in Cambodia, talk & film screening, RM, Auckland
talk & film screening, RM
12-Apr-15 Thinking and making home remedies for frugal and friendly living, workshop for EcoDay at Sustainable Living Centre, New Lynn (with Chris Berthelsen)

29-Mar-15 resourceful making, jamming and sharing in the neighbourhood, Neighbours day picnic, Rowan Reserve, Three Kings (with Melanie Kueng and Ariane Craig-Smith, supported by Puketapapa Local Board.)

27-Mar-15 The Ecology of Thinking panel discussion with UFO Bureau (Of Investigation), Renton Rd, Mangere
20-Mar-15 makeshift pamphlet series and toolkit launch, split/fountain, Auckland

Photos courtesy of split/fountain
8-Mar-15 Dwelling trees, tree dwellings, "The Dendromaniac - Enjoy Occasional Journal", Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
7-Mar-15 developing a shared understanding of home remedies, makeshift stall at New Lynn Chinese New Year Market (with Chris Berthelsen, supported by Whau Local Board)

6-Mar-15 Performer for I AM, MAU/Lemi Ponifasio, Aotea Centre, Auckland Arts Festival
26-Feb-15 what could happen on a fence, Ponsonby Summer Art Show, Auckland (with Chris Berthelsen, curated by Richard Maloy)
22-Jan-15 on enjoying our gardens and other wild places, collaborative outdoor work and self-made residency for headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015, Waiheke Island (with Chris Berthelsen)

2-Dec-14 always have nuts and seeds in her bag, collaborative performance with dancer Chikako Kitajima, Green Kitchen Alam, Nagano, Japan (facilitated by Makoto Maruyama)

29-Nov-14 fabric forms for Sprint Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon, Milan, Italy (invited by Caterina Riva, activated by Giovanni Riggio and volunteers)

19-Nov-14 Concrete mounds and caves at Plainpalais, Geneva, video for "Probstian Aesthetic", Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin (curated by Dan Arps)
25-Oct-14 Three fires to warm the cockles of your heart, informal walks and garden events (25 October, 31 October, 6 November) in collaboration with companions, during residency at Utopiana, Geneva, Switzerland (invitation pamphlet designed by Lucas Cantori)

23-Oct-14 collaborative performance with Aymon Barrio, Thomas Ricomard for Aux Carrefours du Monde, Place de la Navigation, Geneva, Switzerland

20-Sep-14 Starting something we cannot finish, workshop for distracted-workshop, a collaborative split/fountain exhibition project at the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, Cezch Republic
(with Jack Hadley, Layla Tweedie-Cullen (NZ) Jayme Yen (US); presenting actions by Chris Berthelsen, Nell May (NZ) Anne Fenton, Kristin Posehn (US). Photos courtesy of split/fountain)

16-Aug-14 Open dialogue with Aura Seikkula, Ben Vickers, Antonia Manoochehri; outdoor installation and collaborative making for FuturePerfect festival. Grinda Island, Stockholm, Sweden

2-Aug-14 Games Afternoon at RM: Improvising Games from Slums, Megaregions and Super Cities (with Chris Berthelsen and companions), RM, Auckland

18-Jul-14 Making-Doing Park, concept design for James Watson Reserve, Flat Bush (with Chris Berthelsen, Eleanor Cooper, for Auckland Council)
17-May-14 Makeshifting Cambodia, research residency and public events at Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
10-Mar-14 making do walks, workshops, publication, with Chris Berthelsen and companions, supported by ArtspaceNZ, Auckland