ISC Exhibition

International Sculpture Centre - Artsy Exhibition

August 2018. International Sculpture Centre selected Model X for an exhibition of 30 sculptures on Artsy, an online platform featuring the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations and art fairs. Modelled on the Roman numeral 10, Model X is a perfect 10. Carved from a rare New Zealand stone, approx 100 million years old, the x-figure is a futuristic Muse.

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ArtNews NZ Review

Venice Architecture Biennale

Spring 2018. NZ curator Claire Ulenberg reviews the 2018 Venice Archictecture Biennale highlights, including the Golden Lion Swiss pavilion, the Australian project Repair by artist Linda Tegg and Architects Baracco + Wright, the Vatican chapels, and the sculptures Facing Gaia by Daniel Libeskind and Zealandia by Gill Gatfield. Exploring the Biennale theme of Freespace, the review notes "Gatfield’s work speaks to this special place and to the universal themes of environmental cohesion and harmony, ... sitting subtly, elegantly and respectfully within its context."

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National Radio

Sculptor Gill Gatfield in Venice!

24 May 2018. National Radio: A massive rare stone extracted from a South Island mountain and carved by sculptor Gill Gatfield, is attracting international interest at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The monumental sculpture, titled Zealandia, celebrates the recent discovery of the world's 8th Continent - Zealandia. The X-shaped figure stands 2.3 metres high and weighs nearly two tonnes. Lynn Freeman, Arts Reviewer Radio NZ Interviews artist Gill Gatfield. Listen 

Urbis Interview

On Time, Space and Existence

May 2018. Architecture, design and art magazine Urbis gets the exclusive inside story behind Gill Gatfield's sculpture Zealandia in the lead up to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale 'Time Space Existence' exhibition, curated by Global Art Foundation. Interviewed by editor Federico Monsalve, the artist describes the interconnections between Zealandia's concept, form, materials and her chosen site in Venice, 42,000km from the stone's source near the mountains of New Zealand.

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Venice Symposia

European Cultural Centre Symposia

May 2018. European Cultural Centre announces the programme of openings and lectures that accompany the exhibition 'Time Space Existence' at La Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice. Events include Gill Gatfield's public lecture 'Baroque Abstraction - Zealandia. A Romance between Conceptual Abstraction and Italian Baroque' on 27 May in Giardini Marinaressa.

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Venice Biennale & A18 NYC

Venice & New York

19th March 2018. 'Taking the Bull by the Horns'. KEA World Class NZ announces award winning NZ sculptor Gill Gatfield has been invited to exhibit at two world class arts events this year — 'Time Space Existence' curated by Global Art Foundation, at the Venice Architecture Biennale (25 May – 26 Nov 2018) and A’18 the American Institute of Architecture Expo in New York (20 – 23 June 2018).

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Christchurch Press SCAPE / Studio 125

The Christchurch Press lists Studio 125 in 'Ten Exhibitions to See in November' - A diverse and visually exciting show, including international, national and emerging artists. Curated by Prof. Heather Galbraith for SCAPE Public Art the exhibition develops intriguing connections between form, materiality and process, such as in the pairing of Gill Gatfield's marble and granite abstract figure Multiple Choice with Antony Gormley's stone print lithographs Manifold and Future. At Studio 125 Gallery for SCAPE Public Art, Christchurch NZ. 7 Oct-18 Nov. 2017

Exhibition

SCAPE Public Art Season 2017

New exhibition of sculpture and drawings at Studio 125 Gallery for SCAPE Public Art Season 2017 includes works by Anton Parsons, Antony Gormley, Gill Gatfield, Greer Twiss, Gregor Kregar, Nathan Polio, Phil Price and Sam Harrison. Christchurch NZ. Open 7 Oct—18 Nov 2017.

International Award

'The Kiss' wins CODAaward 2017

‘The Kiss’ has won the international 2017 CODAaward Landscape category. Judged by 22 art and design leaders, the CODAawards recognise outstanding public art projects from more than 20 countries. Awarded first place in the outdoor public art category, the 2017 Jury noted: "The Kiss project is conceptually very strong, simple and yet meaningful, poetic and political." (Juror Gisue Hariri, Principal Creative Director, Hariri & Hariri NYC). Announcement of award winners:

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The Snake Charmer

November 2017.  CODAworx profiles The Snake Charmer — reconceptualising Rousseau’s chanteuse as an independent abstract figure in black granite. Tableau: granite, water, flora, fauna. 5mH x 6mW x 8mD. Image: Gill Gatfield | The Snake Charmer