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3 May 2024

26 May 2024

Karl Fritsch, Brenda Nightingale, Lisa Walker

Stoddart Cottage-Purau artists-in-residence, Karl Fritsch and Lisa Walker have been exploring local panoramas with Diamond Harbour artist, Brenda Nightingale. In We Did All These Landscapes, the trio presents a new body of collaborative work created over the month of April 2024, inspired by their interactions with their environment: from local paddocks to Stoddart Cottage and Nightingale’s house and garden. These works span their diverse practices, which include jewellery, painting, and embroidery.


German-born Karl Fritsch is one the country’s most influential jewellers. His rings speak of traditional goldsmithing, but also dramatically reframe its expressive range. These are held in museum and public collections, which include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Lisa Walker ONZM is a former New Zealand Arts Laureate, who studied Craft and Design at Otago Polytechnic Art School in Dunedin, before moving into jewellery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. She has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in New Zealand and internationally, and has work in collections including those of the Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands and the Musée Arts Décoratifs in France.


Brenda Nightingale holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. As an art teacher, she was most recently Head of the Art Department at Hagley College. She exhibits with Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington and has produced several artist’s books.

Lisa Walker & Karl Fritsch appear courtesy of The National, Christchurch.

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