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.


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.


Venice Biennale & A'18 NYC

Venice & New York

March 2018. Dubbed: 'Taking the Bull by the Horns', KEA World Class NZ announces award winning NZ sculptor Gill Gatfield's invitation 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 – 24 June 2018). The Venice Architecture Biennale project announced also by Contemporary Hum, NZ's international arts forum and champion for Aotearoa arts abroad. 



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


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:



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 

Sculpture Award

Silhouette at Night

August 21, 2017.  Silhouette — mystical on a wintery night — black granite and white glacier stone, marking the edge of a volcanic lava flow at Smales Farm Station Auckland NZ. Public Art Award 2011.


CODAawards 2017 Top 100 public art projects

June 17, 2017  A jury of leading USA design professionals have selected The Kiss for the CODAawards 2017 Top 100 public art projects. 


Christ's College Quad, Christchurch, The Kiss

December 27, 2016 · A stunning shot by architect Amy Hendry of The Kiss at #SCAPEPublicArt - Christ's College Quad, Christchurch NZ until 20 Jan. 2017


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