Exhibition 2020

Exhibition The Vivian

Dec 2019-Feb 2020. The Vivian presents works by Gill Gatfield in the Summer Show, curated in the purpose-designed spacious gallery north of Auckland, alongside iconic works by Australian artists Sally Gabori, Patricia Piccinini and Stephen Benwell, and New Zealand based artists Iain Cheesman, Monique Lacey, Rebecca Wallis, Peter Panyoczki, Cruz Jimenez and Seung Yul Oh.

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NZ Public Art

SCAPE book

Nov. 2019. A new critically acclaimed book by Dr Warren Feeney reviews the exceptional public artworks and projects commissioned by Christchurch based SCAPE Public Art, NZ's premier international bi-annual sculpture exhibition. This 20 year survey includes an interview of artist Gill Gatfield and images of her 4 tonne granite sculpture The Kiss installed on the neo-gothic quad at Christ's College. "An essential book for anyone interested in public art": Andrew Paul Wood, EyeContact.

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NZ Women of Influence Award

NZ Women of Influence

Oct. 2019. Sculptor Gill Gatfield is a NZ Women of Influence Finalist, nominated for outstanding work in the arts & creative sector and for diversity leadership with impact across sectors. Juried by a prestigious panel of industry leaders chaired by Dame Silvia Cartwright, the Women of Influence Awards recognise and celebrate the passion and vision of New Zealand women leaders on the national and international stage.

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Review

'Smash' - 'Glass Ceiling' in ArtZone

Spring 2019. Art magazine ArtZone features the award winning 'Glass Ceiling': 'Functioning as both political allegory and a challenging sensory experience, Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) explores tensions between fear and desire, in a tantalising yet menacing visual feast. ...' Jess Scott, 'Smash' Artzone 81, 2019

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Art Award

International Award for 'Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa)'

August 2019. Gill Gatfield's Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) wins Merit Honors in the international 2019 CODAwards. Celebrating art and design professionals whose collective imaginations create exceptional art in public and private spaces, 2019 honorees include art projects in North America, Europe, China, Asia and the Pacific. In selecting Gill Gatfield's monumental glass sculpture, the jury of 18 design and art thought-leaders were "incredibly impressed with the goals of the project, the successful integration of the artwork into the space, and the collaborative process between all the parties involved. Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) is an outstanding achievement."

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'Glass Ceiling' International Recognition

Glass Ceiling Top100 public art project

June 2019. 'Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa)' has been selected as a Top100 project in the 2019 CODAawards. This international award, juried by a panel of 18 art and design leaders, honors outstanding site specific projects integrating art into interior, architectural or public spaces. Supported by Creative NZ, 'Glass Ceiling' is "a monumental sculpture with over 200 million shards of glass flooding the floor of a 30mH Silo, forming an undulating glass pool, a beautiful sensory experience, and a powerful political metaphor for change".

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NZ Edge

NZ Art on Global Stage

June 2019. Celebrating New Zealand global innovation and achievement across disciplines and sectors - creative, technology and business, NZ Edge covers the work of sculptor Gill Gatfield in World Sculpture News Winter 2019.

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World Sculpture News

'Glass Ceiling' hits World Sculpture News

May-Aug. 2019. "At night with the play of light, Glass Ceiling appears to have an aura. In the daylight, it seems edgy and difficult but, when sunlight fills the space, it is suddenly luminous and seductive." Art critic Warren Feeney considers the sensory impact of Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) in an indepth interview with the artist, exploring the work's materiality, site-specific content, politics and metaphors, and the public's response.  'Smashing the Glass Ceiling' World Sculpture News, Winter 2019, pp46-50

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Editorial WSN

New Era Narratives

May 2019. "Sculpture at the start of the 21st century has many beguiling faces", writes World Sculpture News Editor, Ian Findlay-Brown, considering the work of Munkhsetseg Jalkhaajav, Gill Gatfield and Bernar Venet. Findlay-Brown observes: "... Through [Venet's] unique perspective on art-making and his creative flair Venet has sought to present conceptual narratives for our new era. This is also true for the New Zealand artist Gill Gatfield. Gatfield's minimalist and conceptual abstract sculptures and site-specific works are powerful social and political statements heightened by her attention to her materials, which are often precious and unique. ..."  World Sculpture News Editorial, Winter 2019

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Video 'Glass Ceiling (NZ Aoteaora)'

Inside the Silo

From idea to realisation, the sounds and sensations of Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) are captured in video, revealing the conceptual topography of a public artwork that breaks the status quo. Filmed at Silo Park, Auckland 2019. (4 mins.)

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