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Graham Bennett



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GRAHAM BENNETT

 

1947        Born Nelson, New Zealand
1970        Graduated
University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts

1971        Graduated Christchurch College of Education, Dip Tchg

                Practicing Artist - current

1972        - 1976 Secondary Teaching

1977        - 1980 Travel

1981        - 2000 Tertiary teaching, CPIT

2000        - now -  full time art practice

 

Selected Commissions and Public Art:

2008        Reach, Wanaka

                Kaputone Creek Pedestrian Bridge, Christchurch

Insight, St Margaret’s College, Christchurch

2006        Engage, Christchurch South Library

2005        Reasons to Return, Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island

2004        Fixing Positions, Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island
2003        Reasons for Voyaging
Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu
2003        Lines Extending
Kurashiki City, Japan

2002        Tribute to Firefighters, Christchurch
1997        Sea/Sky/Kaipara The Farm, Kaipara

Selected Awards:
2008        2007,  NZ Japan Exchange Programme (NZJEP) Grants

2000        1996, 1995, Asia 2000 Foundation Grants

1996        Trustbank Community Trust Arts Excellence award
1995        Fellowship in Visual Arts, New Zealand Arts Council, Toi Aotearoa
1990        New Zealand Arts Council Grant

1988        Artist in Residence, Nelson Polytechnic
1984       
New Zealand Arts Council Grant

Solo Exhibitions and Installations:

2009        Diversion Gallery, Grove Mill Winery, Marlborough

Latitude, The Arthouse, Christchurch

                A Part, Cable Bay Vineyard, Waiheke Island

2008            How Near, How Far?, Koru Gallery, Hong Kong

Latitude, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan

Installation in ZAIM Contemporary Art Space, Yokohama, Japan

Converse, The Arthouse, Christchurch

2007        Affinity, Shiori Gallery, Kurashiki, Japan, with Wataru Hamasaka

Seek, The Arthouse, Christchurch

2006        Squaring the Circle, Milford Galleries Auckland

                Squaring the Circle, Milford Galleries Dunedin

Ukabu, The Arthouse, Christchurch, with Wataru Hamasaka

2005        Five Spaces, The Arthouse, Christchurch

2004        Trajectories – Diversion Gallery, Grove Mill Winery, Marlborough

Spheres of Influence  - The Arthouse Christchurch

2003        Behind Reasons for Voyaging, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Wai Whetu

Defining Markers, The Arthouse, Christchurch

2002        Making Connections - Diversion Gallery, Grove Mill Winery, Marlborough

2000        Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland

                Milford Galleries, Dunedin

1999        NICAF International Arts Festival Tokyo representing Galerie Paris, Japan

                Hashimaya Gallery Kurashiki, Japan

1998        Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

1997        NICAF International Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan

Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan

                Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland

1996        1+1=3, Joint exhibition with Gavin Hitchings, Potters Gallery, Wellington

                1+1=3, Joint exhibition with Gavin Hitchings, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

                Installation: 'Demarcation' 300 cast iron frames. Boulder Bank Nelson

                Canal City (Gallery Miyabi) Fukuoka, Japan

1995        Mie Prefecture Contemporary Art Museum, Japan

                Gallery Miyazaki, Osaka, Japan

                New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

                Gallery Miyabi, Fukuoka, Japan

Gallery Arte Ferrana, Hamamatsu, Japan

1994        Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland

1993        Gallery Miyazaki, Osaka, Japan

1992        Gallery Miyabi, Fukuoka, Japan

                Installation in steel and glass, Grey River flood wall, Westland

                Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth

                Aeroclub Gallery, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

1991        Installation Sea/Sky/Stone #2, Boulder Bank, Nelson waterfront

                Installation Sea/Sky/Stone, Archery lawn, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

                Suter Gallery, Nelson

                Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch

1990        Installation Sea/Sky/Stone #1, Boulder Bank, Nelson waterfront

1989        Exhibition of 1988 Artist in Residence work, Suter Gallery, Nelson

                Annex Gallery, Robert McDougall, Public Art Gallery Christchurch

1987        'Parameters' (invited Artists Project), Robert McDougall Public Gallery, Christchurch

                Carnegie Centre, Dunedin

                Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

1986        Gingko Gallery. Christchurch

                Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

                Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson

1985        Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1984        Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

1983        Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington

                Red Metro Gallery, Dunedin

1982        Dunedin Public Art Gallery

                Gingko Gallery, Christchurch

                Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson

1981        Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

1980        Art of Man Gallery, Sydney

                Brooke/Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

 

Selected group participation:

2010        Shapeshifter Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Arts Festival

2009        Sculpture on the Peninsula, Canterbury

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Matakana

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island

                Sculpture in Central Otago, Rippon Estate, Wanaka

2008        Promoarte Gallery Tokyo

Attitude, with Mild Red, Galerie Paris, Yokohama

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Matakana

                Conversations Across Time, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

Save our Water, Ng Gallery Christchurch

3Bs, Milford Galleries, Auckland

ID Dunedin, collaboration with Mild-Red

Shapeshifter, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Arts Festival

2007        Sculpture in the Park, Waitakaruru , Waikato Sculpture Trust

NZ Artists, Taipei Art Fair, Taiwan

Koru Gallery, Hong Kong

ID Dunedin, collaboration with Mild-Red

Collaborative Tapestries, Marilyn RaeMenzies, Ng Gallery, Christchurch

Sculpture on the Peninsula, Guest exhibitor, Christchurch

Manifest, Guest exhibitor,  Nelson Arts Festival

Art in Central Otago, Bannochburn

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Matakana

                Second Side, The Arthouse, Christchurch

                Group Exhibition, North Art, Auckland

2006        Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

Shapeshifter, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Arts Festival

Gowshed opening exhibition, Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island

Sculpture in Central Otago,  Bannochburn,

2005        Crowded House, The Arthouse, Christchurch

Sculpture in Central Otago,  Bannochburn,

                Trilogy, Diversion Gallery, Marlborough

                Shriek Revisited, 100 International Artists, Medialia Gallery, New York

COCA,  Large-scale tapestry weaving with Marilyn Rae-Menzies

2004        NZ Sculpture Onshore , Takapuna, Auckland

                Shape shifter, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington Arts Festival

Dowse Foundation Auction for the Galvan Macnamara/James Mack Tribute

Sculpture in Central Otago,  Bannochburn,

Transit of Venus, Milford Galleries, Auckland

After Woollaston, Catchment Gallery, Nelson

Seven, The Arthouse, Christchurch

2003            Sculpture on the Gulf – Waiheke Island

2002<      Participated in innumerable group exhibitions in the period 1979 - 2002 in New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Japan