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Deborah Stewart

25 Jan

Deborah StewartNew Plymouth, Taranaki,
Aotearoa | New Zealand.

Born and bred in Taranaki, Deborah graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).

The phone book installations are about these things that we have all been so familiar with which with the changes brought about by new technologies are no longer useful, such as the redundancy of the yellow pages.

Recycled Phonebooks

Recycled Phonebooks

Detail of an installation made out  of old telephone books.

Detail of an installation made out of old telephone books.


So now these serve no function but to sit collecting dust.

Her sculptures and installations are often created out of recycled materials which then form new ideas or associations for the viewer.

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Michelle Backhouse

16 Dec

Detail of "The Veil" by Michelle Backhouse, building paper, paper mache, wire, fencing.

Detail of “The Veil” by Michelle Backhouse, building paper, papier mache, wire, fencing.

Born:
1964, Otaki,
Aotearoa | New Zealand

1984:
B.F.A. Sculpture, Ilam School of Arts, Christchurch

Generally she works in paper pulp and building paper. A recent series of works concerns sculptural objects made out of strips of building paper of near extinct animals.

She and her painter husband, Edward Walton manage
the Backwal Gallery,
99 Atkinson Ave, Otaki

Open Sundays 11am – 4pm
and any time by arrangement.

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