Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Frances Hodgkins Fellow showcases new works at the Hocken
Parkes, talkwalker, 2017, acrylic and enamel paint on board: 80 x 80 cm,
courtesy of the artist and Jonathan Smart Gallery.
Miranda Parkes will present a new body of work at the Hocken Library showcasing
her tenure as the 2016 Frances Hodgkins Fellow.
this exhibition, ‘the merrier’, she combines painting, video, collage and
installation with ideas relating to poetry and painterly abstraction, linked
with themes of family, gender and motherhood.
publication designed by Daniel Alexander Blackball will accompany the
exhibition with texts by Sharon Dell, Robyn Notman, Andrea Bell, Sophie Bannan
and Miranda Parkes, studio photography and working drawings. The publication
will be available for purchase from the Hocken and selected stockists.
Parkes: the merrier’ will be showing at Hocken Collections 90 Anzac Ave,
Dunedin, from 21
July to 28 October.
The Exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Parkes has a diverse artistic practice that encompasses painting, installation,
video and art in public space. She has exhibited throughout New Zealand and
overseas. Her works are held in public and private collections in New Zealand,
Australia, the United Kingdom and America. In 2016 she was the Frances Hodgkins
Fellow and she has been awarded numerous prestigious scholarships, prizes and
residencies. Parkes completed a Master of Fine Arts degree (Distinction) in
Painting at the University of Canterbury in 2005.