2010                ‘Victory Medal’ Sculpture Installation Installed in a historic gun emplacement at Fort Takapuna, NZSculptureonShore Biennale

2010                ‘Falls the Shadow’ Reinstallation at the Carriere Wellington Memorial    Museum, Arras, France April 4th 2010 to July 201

2009 ___         'Falls the Shadow' Reinstallation at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, Zonnebeke, Belgium April 25 to November 15

2008 ___         'Falls the Shadow'  Sculpture Installation to commemorate the 90th
Anniversary of the Armistice, at the Auckland War Memorial Museum

2001                Southern Crossing’, Milford Galleries Dunedin

1999                Surface Tension and Permeability’ Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland

1994                Craving Images’ Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland

1993                Storehouse’ Re-installed Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland

1992                Storehouse’ Installation, ASA Gallery, Auckland
.............           (with the support of the QEII Arts Council)

1991                Head Hunting’ Merilyn Saville Gallery, Wellington

1989                Solstice Reflection’ Diversions Gallery, Auckland

1988                Reconstructing’ Villas Gallery, Wellington

1986                Ritual’ Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland

AWARD           Winner (jointly) Winstone’s Award for Excellence

‘Ties that Bind’ Exhibition 1985
 NZ Craft Council and Wellington City Art Gallery


GRANT            1992 QEII Arts Council. Short-term Study Grant




                        Falls the Shadow’ catalogues accompanying each installation

Art New Zealand No 130 Autumn 2009 Article by Robin Woodward

Reviews in NZ Herald (TJ McNamara ), Christchurch Post, Otago Daily Times

Urbis 2002

NZ Herald October 30 2000 article written by Graham Reid

NZ Herald April 17 1999, article written by Pat Baskett

Art NZ, No. 75, Winter 1995, article written by Elizabeth Grierson

NZ Listener, May 1993, article written by Helen Schamroth

NZ Potter Magazine, Vol 34, No. 3, 1992

Broadsheet, September 1991, an interview with Ros Spratt

NZ Crafts’ Crafts Council Magazine, Spring 1988, Autumn 1992

NZ Potter Magazine, Vol 28, No. 3 Winter Dialogues

NZ Women Artists New Women’s Press, Auckland

Herstory Diary 1987


‘Victory Medal’ DVD 2012 with Scott Ewing


‘Falls the Shadow’ DVD 2010 with Scott Ewing

The ‘Falls the Shadow’ short film screened at the Antipodean Film Festival at  St Tropez Nov 2010, the NZ Arts Channel, and  was one of the three documentaries in ‘The New Zealanders on the Western Front: 3 Documentaries’, screened for the commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele anniversary.

On ANZAC Day 2012 it was screened as one of 4 documentaries (with WW1 documentaries by Robyn Malcolm, David Blyth and Gaylene Preston) at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and at cinemas around New Zealand.

Falls the Shadow’ Soundscape composed by Andrew McMillan using sounds of clay from the battlefield being worked in the studio and WW1 equipment (shovels as gongs and shell cases as a wind sound. The Soundscape accompanies the ‘Falls the Shadow’ exhibition

‘Cultural Icons’ Interview with Rodney Wilson, Depot Artspace 2012

Maori Television ANZAC Day programme ‘Victory Medal’ RSA ceremony 2011

Maori Television ANZAC Day programme ‘Falls the Shadow’ at the Auckland War Memorial Museum 2010

Arts on Sunday Interview re ‘Falls the Shadow’ with Lynn Freeman on National Radio Nov 2009

‘The Spirit in Art’ interview with Melanie Thornton on National Radio (one of a series of six). Other 5 artists interviewed were Wellesley Binding, Max Gimlett, Tony Lane, Kura Rewiri-Thorsen, and Pauline Thompson. 1995

Photographic Essay by Sarah Lawn for the Kodak Competition for Senior Photography students shown with the Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Exhibition 1994.

Video at the ‘Storehouse’ installation ASA Gallery, filmed by Wallis Barnicoat, 1992

Kaleidoscope series on NZ Fibre Artists (No: 4) 1987

TVNZ Kaleidoscope Programme on ‘Ties that Bind’, 1985
Video of ‘Ties that Bind’ shown with the touring exhibition

Kathy Findlay, Kaleidoscope series on NZ Women Artists, 1984



2008- 10- 12    SculptureonShore curated by Rob Garrett

2005 - 8           Waitakaruru Sculpture Park

2007                Group Show Remuera Gallery with Nigel Brown, Barry Lett, Mary McIntyre, Lois McIvor, Jan Nigro, Jeff Thompson, and Sylvia Siddell

2006-7             ‘Sculpture in Central Otago Olssen’s Winery in association with Art house Gallery Christchurch

2006                Easter Exhibition Rawene Centre North Shore

2004-6             SculptureonShore Narrow Neck Reserve in support of NS Women’s Refuge

2002                From Gallery to Garden Grantham Gallery (formerly Chiaroscuro)

2002                Meeting Point Flagstaff Gallery Devonport Joint Exhibition with Garry Currin

2002 -              Sculptors exhibiting in support of the North Shore Womens’ Refuge.

2001-2             Coopers Creek Winery Sculpture Exhibition
Work purchased by Coopers Creek

1999                Art Auction for Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. Chiaroscuro Gallery. Work purchased for the James Wallace collection.

1997-98           Sculpture Exhibition at the Becroft Garden, Takapuna.

1996                Late Summer Celebration. Hauraki House, Coromandel.
Joint exhibition with Uli Christoffersen

1995                Still, Dance, Fire. Salamander Gallery, Christchurch.
Joint exhibition with Liam Davidson

1995                Beyond the Mask, Artists in support of the Aquila Trust,
Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland

1994- 2002      Curator: Spiritual Themes in Art Biennalle.
St. George’s Church, Takapuna. Work purchased by St Georges Church (1996)

1988, 94          Fletcher Challenge: Ceramics Award Exhibition Auckland Museum

1993                Cleveland Award Exhibition. Dunedin

1991                Ceramics ‘91. Merit Award Winner. Compendium Gallery, Auckland

1991                FunctioNoNFunction. NZ Craft Council Exhibition.
Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland

1991                ASA Tutors Exhibition. ASA Gallery, Auckland

1990                Christmas Exhibition. Lee and Lees Contemporary Gallery.
347 Hayes Street, San Francisco

1990                Auckland Women Artist Exhibition in support of the Women’s Health Collective and Broadsheet. ASA Gallery, Auckland

1989                People and Portraits. Pumphouse, Takapuna

1989                Members Exhibition. ASA Gallery, Auckland

1989                Living Earth Conference Display.
Auckland University School of Architecture

1988                Spiritual Trends in New Zealand Art. Panel Discussion and Exhibition.
St. Luke’s Church, Remuera. Panel: Don Binney, Alexa Johnson, Agnes Wood, Katarina Mataira. Work purchased by St. Luke’s Church

1988                Auckland Girls’ Grammar School Centennial Art Display. AGGS Centennial Hall

1988                NZ Artists in support of the Child Abuse Prevention Society Inc.
Exhibition and Auction ASA Gallery, Auckland

1988                Interiors Handcrafted. Lopdell House, Auckland

1988                Fletcher Challenge: Ceramics Award Exhibition. Auckland Museum

1987                Triennial for Small Ceramics. International Exhibition, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

1987                Fletcher Challenge: Ceramics Award Exhibition. Auckland Museum

1987                Connections: Collaborative Exhibition. NZ Craft Gallery, Wellington

1986                Expo ‘86 Canada. NZSP Selected Exhibition. Richmond Art Gallery, Canada

1986                Sculptural Forms. NZ Craft Council Gallery, Wellington

1986                ‘Thresholds’ Joint exhibition with Bernard Schofield, Photographer
Pots of Ponsonby, Auckland

1986                BNZ Art Award Exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Wellington.

1986                Totem: Invited NZ Artists Sculpture Exhibition. CSA Gallery, Christchurch

1985-88           Association of Women Artists Exhibition, Outreach Gallery, Auckland.

1985-86           Auckland Studio Potters Exhibition, Auckland Museum

1985                Pit-fired Anagama and Raku Exhibition. NZ Craft Council Gallery, Wellington

1985                Ceramics ‘85. Suter Gallery, Nelson

1985                Winstones Joint Winner ‘Ties that Bind’ Exhibition. National Travelling Exhibition and Competition. NZ Craft Council and Wellington City Art Gallery

1984                Menstrual Maze: Collaborative Art Installation.
Ponsonby Warehouse, Auckland

1983                Inner Space Art Environment. Women’s Health Conference.
North Shore Teachers’ College.

1982                Lifescape: Collaborative Art Installation. Auckland Society of Arts

1981                Women Make a World: Art Environment. Collaborative project for WEA Summer School. University of Waikato Chapel



2001                Visual Passion-Artists Reflect on Passion. St. Luke’s Church, Remuera with Richard McWhannell, Terry Stringer, and Pauline Thompson

1995               Unitech School of Architecture Guest Lecture

1993               Western Buddhist Centre Arts Programme Theme
’Transformation through Art’

1988               Association of Women’s Artists Outreach, Auckland



1945                Born Dunedin

Education: Otago Girls High School, Dunedin.
Otago Polytechnic Classes in design, painting and sculpture

1963-5             Otago University Consumer and Applied Sciences. This included a three year Art History and Design Course

1966                Post graduate Dip. Teaching. Auckland Secondary Teachers’ College

1967                Teaching Papakura High School

1968                Teaching Taupo nui a Tia College

1968                Child rearing (four children)

Interest in painting and ceramic maintained by attendance at weekend schools and night classes.

Relief teaching and night class tutoring      

1974-75           Residency in Suva, Fiji

1981                Attended classes and workshops at Auckland Studio Potters. Participated in four collaborative art installations

1985                Began exhibiting. Set up own studio. Began full-time work as an artist.
Became a member of Pots of Ponsonby Co-operative Gallery, Auckland

1995                Won joint 1st prize in the Winstones ’Ties that Bind’ National Craft Competition organised by the NZ Craft Council and the Wellington City Art Gallery (travelling exhibition).

Joint Exhibition ‘Thresholds’ with Bernard Schofield, photographer
‘Pots of Ponsonby’ Gallery, Auckland

1996                1st Solo Exhibition ‘Ritual’ Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland

1987                Travelled to Europe, England and New York
visiting major galleries and museums

1988                Solo Exhibition ‘Reconstructing’. Villas Gallery, Wellington

1989                Solo Exhibition ‘Solstice Reflection’. Diversions Gallery, Auckland

1990                Tutor - Ceramic Sculpture. ASA School of Art, Auckland

1990                Travelled to San Francisco to gain representation of work in USA

1990                Exhibition Lee and Lees Contemporary Gallery. Hayes Street, San Francisco

1991                QEII Arts Council. Short-term Study Grant

199                  Solo Exhibition ‘Head Hunting’. Merilyn Saville Gallery, Wellington

1991                Participated in sculpture workshop with Chris Booth, Kerikeri

1992                ‘Storehouse’ Installation, ASA Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland

1993                ‘Storehouse’ Re-installed Te Tuhi Gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland

Travelled to USA and Europe visiting major galleries and museums

Teaching ceramic sculpture Auckland Studio Potters

1993                Curated an exhibition at Pots of Ponsonby,’Earth Rhythms and Wild Singing’ -
Nine women celebrate Women’s Suffrage in clay

1994                Solo Exhibition ‘Craving Images’ Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland.
Drawing and painting classes with Allie Eagle

1994-02           Curated ‘Spiritual Themes in Art’ exhibitions at St. Georges Church, Takapuna
....................... Invited NZ artists

1995                Joint Exhibition ‘Still, Dance, Fire’ with Liam Davidson, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

1995                ‘The Spirit in their Art’ Interview with Melanie Thornton, National Radio
(one of a series of five interviews)

1996                Joint Exhibition ‘Late Summer Celebration’ with Uli Christoffersen,
Hauraki House, Coromandel

1996                Travelled to Boston and New York. Attended 16th International Sculpture Conference at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Workshop with David Alban, Sculptor, ‘Large Scale Clay’

1997                ‘Face of the Goddess’ Interviews with 12 NZ women by Celine Kearney.Tandem Press. The cover features 'Altar' from my exhibition 'Storehouse' 1985. 7 other works are used for the inside book design.
I am also interviewed in this book.

1999                Solo Exhibition. ‘Surface Tension and Permeability’ Chiaroscuro Gallery. Auckland.

2000-02           Private commissions and exhibition work.

2001                ‘A Southern Crossing’ at Milford Gallery Dunedin, with Garry Currin,

2002                Joint Exhibition ‘Meeting Point’ at Flagstaff Gallery Devonport, with Garry Currin.

2002–04          Travel USA Painting classes Boston

2005–07          Private commissions and exhibition work.

2008,10, 11     Travel to France and Belgium to visit the battlefields of WW1 as family research

2009                ‘Falls the Shadow’ installed at Auckland war Memorial Museum to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armistice

2010                ‘Falls the Shadow’ re installed at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum

2011                Falls the Shadow’ re installed at the Carriere Wellington Memorial, Arras

2011                ‘Victory Medal’ installed in a gun emplacement at Fort Takapuna for NZSculptureonShore