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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1955, New Zealand

Elizabeth Thomson Biography

Elizabeth Thomson’s elegantly refined works redefine the way we view and consider the inherent beauty of the world around us. All aspects of her practice are meticulous and the technical virtuosity she employs to create the effects of optical illusion are simply breath-taking. Using an intense observation of nature as her starting point, Thomson convincingly recreates botanical, entomological or molecular forms that she then incorporates into surprisingly abstract geometric compositions.

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In the Aviatrix series, oil painted bronze leaves of New Zealand native flora are arranged in exaggerated linear perspective; a ‘leaf’ becomes a ‘tree’ as the artist evokes aerial views of olive groves or elaborate formal European garden designs. Elizabeth’s innovative use of often unexpected combinations of materials include moulded and engraved fibreglass, glass bead embedded in resin and elaborate hand-formed glass elements. Although her primary reference is always the natural world, her reinterpretation and recontexualizing of these fundamental forms often results in an edgy sci-fi twist.

In 2006 Elizabeth’s contribution to New Zealand art was acknowledged and celebrated with a major 20 year survey exhibition curated by Gregory O’Brien for City Art Gallery, Wellington: Elizabeth Thomson: My Hi-Fi, My Sci- Fi. This extensive exhibition toured five public venues throughout New Zealand and was accompanied by a 50 page catalogue publication.

Elizabeth Thomson Featured Artworks

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Supposition, after Len Lye by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonSupposition, after Len Lye, 2019Cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped panel
75.5 x 122.2 x 5 cm
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Repose by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonRepose, 2019Glass spheres, optically clear epoxy resin, aqueous adhesive, cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped panel
75.5 x 122.2 x 5 cm
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The Fugitive, after Max Ernst by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonThe Fugitive, after Max Ernst, 2019Glass spheres, optically clear epoxy resin, aqueous isolation, cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped panel
90 x 90 x 5 cm
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Ghosts III by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonGhosts III, 2017Nylon flock, water-based adhesive, cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped panel
140 x 202 x 5 cm
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Freedom and Structure–Light and waves II by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonFreedom and Structure–Light and waves II, 2017glass spheres, optically clear epoxy resin, cast vinyl film and lacquer on contoured wood panel
75.5 x 75.5 x 4 cm
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White Coda by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonWhite Coda, 2016glass spheres, optically clear epoxy resin, acrylic, cast vinyl film and lacquer on panel
140 x 140 x 5 cm
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Laguna Miscanti by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonLaguna Miscanti, 2018cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped wood panel
140 x 140 x 5 cm
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Tatio XXI, Valle de la Luna by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonTatio XXI, Valle de la Luna, 2018glass spheres, optically clear epoxy resin, cast vinyl film and lacquer on contoured wood panel
75 x 122 x 4 cm
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Elizabeth Thomson Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Elizabeth Thomson, Coda Phenomena at Page Galleries, Wellington
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10–25 October 2019 Elizabeth Thomson Coda Phenomena Page Galleries, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Beyond Kāpene Kuku / Captain Cook at Page Galleries, Wellington
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1–31 August 2019 Group Exhibition Beyond Kāpene Kuku / Captain Cook Page Galleries, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Elizabeth Thomson, MY TITIRANGI YEARS at Page Galleries, Wellington
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2–25 August 2018 Elizabeth Thomson MY TITIRANGI YEARS Page Galleries, Wellington

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