Artists displaying mounds

When I was going through the exploration phase of conventional painting and I stumbled onto imprinting into kōkōwai, I was applying the pigment to A3 art paper so I didn’t think initially about going larger. For this series I am happy with my decision to stick to small mounds for the small whānau taonga IContinue reading “Artists displaying mounds”

More indigenous inspiration

Saffronn Te Ratana Ngāi Tuhoe Drips paint onto cardboard and paint brushes, carves into set acrylic paint. Creates environments like forests. Thoughtful of her responsibility as an ancestor. Explores acrylic paints whakapapa, as kokowai pigment whakapapa to the whenua. John Pule Niuean Creates forests, oceans and other environments. Seems to let the paint blobs createContinue reading “More indigenous inspiration”

Jasmine Togo-Brisby

Australian South Sea Islander Fourth-generation Australian South Sea Islander, Jasmine Togo-Brisby, great-great-grandparents were taken from Vanuatu as children and put to work on an Australian sugarcane plantation. These works and more examine the historical practice of ‘blackbirding’, a romanticised colloquialism for the Pacific slave trade. Jasmines practice includes painting, early photographic techniques like wetplate photography,Continue reading “Jasmine Togo-Brisby”

Indigenous inspiration

Looking for indigenous painters who apply paint unconventionally to the canvas I discovered Samantha Hobson and Sonya Kelliher-Combs. Samantha Hobson Aborigine Samantha is a painter who uses pigment and a conditioner like Floetrol to make the paint run. She applies the runny paint with squirt bottles and hands. Paints about land, her people and old stories.Continue reading “Indigenous inspiration”