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Canons, gender, and agency in making

Saturday 1 June @ 2pm


a talk on the history women's art and creation  by Dr Rosie Ibbotson

from the University of Canterbury Art History Department


Rosie Ibbotson is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury, and her research is particularly interested in the entanglements of images, museums, and environments.

Free event - no need to book


Sunday 16 June @ 11am


Turumeke Harrington (Kāi Tahu) will be leading a free artist event inspired by her time as a Stoddart Cottage-Purau Artist-in-Residence. More details will be shared here closer to the date.


Harrington has been a resident over May to June working on the research project “A significant contribution to New Zealand landscape art”, which explores Ngāi Tahu relationships to whenua through consideration of both the artist's own whakapapa and the representation of the landscape within New Zealand art history. This research will result in the production of new artworks, including sculpture, installation and painting. Harrington is also showing work in Stoddart Cottage’s June Women’s Work group exhibition.


Harrington has a background in industrial design and fine arts. An interest in whakapapa, space, colour, and material sees her regularly creating large sculptural installations at the intersection of art and design. She has an MFA from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University, a BFA from Ilam School of Fine Arts, and a Bachelor Design Innovation from Victoria University of Wellington, exhibiting widely across Aotearoa. 

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