NZ artist Gill Gatfield creates abstract sculptures that combine sensory materials with conceptual narratives about humanity, nature and place. Using rare stones and timbers, crystal-clear glass, fibre and native grass, her minimalist forms provoke thought and tempt touch. For the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, Gill created Zealandia, a symbol of human DNA carved from a precious NZ stone. The Kiss, a black granite love-mark exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Denmark and SCAPE Public Art, won a 2017 CODAaward. Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) 2019, a 30mH silo filled with 16.5 tonnes of smashed glass, created an abstract metaphor and deep sensory experience. Gill was 2015 Artist in Residence at Kvindemuseet Denmark, and was awarded a 2019 Sculpture Fellowship and residency at the Vermont Studio Centre.
Gill Gatfield, Zealandia in Venice