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Detail: On the Seam of Things - Constellations #9

Finalists in Wallace Art Awards 2017

Our diptych work On the Seam of Things - Constellations #9 has been selected as a finalists work in the Wallace Art Awards 2017.

This year the Trust received 428 entries from which 83 entries have been selected as finalists. From the finalists 55 have been chosen for the Awar Winners & Travelling exhibition and the balance is represented in the Salon des Refuses.

The finalists have been selected by the 2017 judging panel, comprising of by prominent members of the arts sector Linda Tyler, Richard Maloy, Russ Flatt, Steve Carr, Phil Dadson and Ruth Watson.

Detail: On The Seam of Things - Constellations #1

Finalists in Parkin Drawing Prize 2017

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize. Their diptych work On the Seam of Things - Constellations #1 will be exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington. An advisory panel, consisting of Dr. Warren Feeney, John Gow, Simon Rees and Kelcy Taratoa decided on the short-list for exhibition out of over 500 entries. The winning submission will be selected and announced by this year's judge Seraphine Pick at the opening of the Parkin Prize Exhibition on the 1. August.

The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition runs until 27 August 2017 at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

An Embezzlement of Sort, series 2, #1

Events Growing from the Edge of Spaces

The exhibition EVENTS GROWING from the EDGE of SPACES presents recent works.

The series On the Seam of Things - Constellations and Constellations - drawing strength record the gradual process of drawing, part of the work's becoming; a probing and mapping of new territory. Drawing acts like an obsessive caress on the photographic surface, finding form and meaning as motif for the tensions and dichotomies inherent in life. This territory reflects a basic human condition...to connect, work, play and test the space we inhabit to deal with crises and to grow. The seam is a point of connection but also a space of friction, tension and inevitable fragility. The series An Embezzlement of Sort is a dark, yet playful space of human propositions to 'unknown' events.

Detail: Constellations - drawing strength #4

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award 2017

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the National Contemporary Art Award. The judge Elisabeth Caldwell selected 51 artworks for exhibition. Announcement of winner and exhibition opening will be on the 28th of July at Waikato Museum, Hamilton.

On the seam of things - Constellations #8

Highly Commended MMCA 2017

Judge Felicity Milburn awarded the work On the seam of things - Constellations #8 one of four Highly Commended Awards in this year's Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2017. Selected from 430 entries and 80 finalists the work will be on display at the Te Koputu a te Whanga a Toi, Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre.

Judges comment:

"An elegant essay in the art of juxtaposition, this work combines photography and drawing to compelling effect. Vast natural forces, threatening to collide, loom beside a figure-like form that has been assembled from an inexplicable convergence of materials. Rods of colour connect the two compositional fields, imbuing the work with a sense of mysterious and unstable energy."

See MMCA website for all Award Results

Contours of Echoes #2, 2016

2016 Highlights and projects 2017

Upcoming Projects 2017:

Fundraiser for our exhibition

Events growing from the edge of spaces at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre during The Auckland Festival of Photography

Highlights in 2016:

Supreme Winner New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016

WSA Awards

Finalists in Parkin Drawing Prize

Parkin Prize

Finalists Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Award 2016

MMCA 3D

Finalists in Wallace Art Awards 2016

Wallace Art Awards 2016

See what i can see: discovering new zealand photography

Sarjeant Gallery

Finalists Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2016

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award

Detail: Constellations - drawing strength #8/9

Finalists in Wallace Art Awards 2016

Our diptych work Constellations - drawing strength #8/9 has been selected as a finalists work in the Wallace Art Awards 2016.

The work will be included in the travelling exhibition.

This year the Trust received 371 entries from which 88 entries have been selected as finalists.

The finalists have been selected by the 2016 judging panel, comprising of by prominent members of the arts sector Andrew Clifford, Georgina Ralston, Philip Trusttum, Richard Maloy and Sam Mitchell.

All finalsists' works will shortly be delivered to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, when round two of judging will commence. The judges will select the Award Winners, and a proportion of the works will be shown as part of the Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition, with the balance shown in the Salon des Refuses.

                         Detail (installation in 13 parts)

Finalists Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Award 2016

The wall installation Constellations - Life beteen buildings, no2, #1-13, 2016 has been selected by this year's judge Kim Paton.

The award winner will be announced at the exhibition opening and award ceremony at Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi Friday, 5 August 2016 at 6 pm.

The exhibition will be held at Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi from 5 August - 18 September 2016.

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Finalists in Parkin Drawing Prize

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize. Their diptych work Constellations - drawing strenght #6 will be exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington. An advisory panel, consisting of Dick Frizzell, Dr. Warren Feeney, Judy Darragh and Kelcy Taratoa spent hours assessing hundreds of entries before deciding on the short-list.for exhibition out of 429 entries. The winning submission will be selected and announced by this year's judge Jenny Harper.

The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition season runs until 28 August 2016 at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Queens Wharf, Wellington.

On the seam of things - Constellations #5

Supreme Winner New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016

Judge Zara Stanhope selected the work On the seam of things - Constellations #5 to be the supreme winner of the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016. Selected from 41 finalists the work will be on display during the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.

"Everyone artist deserves an award. However, the winner of the Waikato Painting and Print Award are Edwards + Johann for their intriguing figure set in a diptych or two part image that uses photography and drawing. The strange personae seems to be an assemblage of everyday objects, including rubber gloves and a vacuum cleaner giving us a hint of gender in an otherwise ambiguous veiled torso. This sense of intrigue is accentuated by the abstract motifs and strange floating geological forms with their delicately inscribed lines. Overall, On the Seam of Things - Constellation #5 evokes the artist curiosity in the tension of bringing matter together, the real and abstract, artificial and natural, mind and body."

Zara Stanhope, judge, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016

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Finalists Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2016

The work On the seam of things - Constellations is one of the works selected by this year's judge Richard Fahey and will be shown at the Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre in February 2016.

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award

Detail: On the seam of things - Constellations#5

Finalists in New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016

The work On the seam of things - Constellations #5 is one of the works selected by this year's judge Zara Stanhope and will be shown at the prestigious New Zealand Painting and Painting Award exhibition during the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival in February 2016.

On The Seam of Things - Constellations #4

Finalists in Wallace Art Awards 2015

Our work On the seam of things - Constellations #4 has been selected as a finalists work in the Wallace Art Awards 2015 and we are delighted that the work will be included in the travelling exhibition.

This year the Trust received 531 entries from which 85 entries have been selected as finalists.

The finalists have been selected by the 2015 judging panel, comprising of prominent art practitioners Joyce Campbell, Andrew Clifford, Ian Jervis, Andrew McLeod and Philip Trusttum.

EXHIBITION DATES

The Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition will be exhibited at:

- Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre: 2 September to 9 November 2015

- Pataka Art + Museum: 28 November 2015 - 7 February 2016 (Opening: 29 November, 2pm)

- Wallace Gallery Morrinsville: 18 February 2016 -24 April 2016 (Opening: 17 February, 6pm)

The Salon des Refuses will be exhibited at the Pah Homestead from 8 November - 18 October 2015

Constellations - drawing strength #7, Detail

Finalists in Parkin Drawing Prize

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the 2015 Parkin Drawing Prize. Their two submissions Constellations - drawing strenght #7 and On the seam of things- Constellations#3 will be exhibited. An advisory panel, consisting of Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University of Canterbury Roger Boyce, Associate Professor, Arts commentator, historian and writer Dr. Warren Feeney, poet, painter, curator and editor,Gregory O'Brien and New Zealand artist Judy Darragh selected the finalists for exhibition out of nearly 500 entries.

The winning submission will be selected and announced by artist Dick Frizzell at a gala event at the Academy Galleries/ Wellington on Monday 7th of September.

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Constellations - drawing strenght...he ain't heavy #6

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award 2015

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the National Contemporary Art Award. The judge Aaron Kreisler selected 53 artworks for exhibition out of 325 entries. Announcement of winner and exhibition opening will be on the 17th of July at Waikato Museum, Hamilton.

Solothurn Diary

Our three month Residency at Altes Spital has started!

Here we are - mountains, rivers, lakes...sounds like New Zealand - definitely not!

We are staying at Altes Spital  Cultural Centre in Solothurn. The weather is still cold, misty and the landscape has a magical monochromatic camouflage to offer....we are exploring the area by foot with our cameras - bringing a little colour to the scene. It's exciting, new, strange, curious, 'fantastisch'...

Our numerous outings, visits to contemporary exhibitions and permanent collections/museums in Basel, Bern, Zuerich and Luzern are a feast and continue to enrich our experience constantly.

Link to images of Solothurn Project and Exhibition No two skies are ever the same

Image: The Altes Zeughaus is closed for renovations til 2016...what a pity!

Detail Constellations-drawing strength #5

Finalists in New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2015

From 370 entries submitted by New Zealand artists throughout the country, Judge Dr Anne Kirker has selected 50 finalist artworks for the 2015 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award.

The work Constellations - drawing strength #5  is one of 50 works selected and will be shown at the prestigious award exhibition during the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival in February 2015.

Detail: On the Seam of Things - Constellations #2

Finalists in Wallace Art Awards 2014

The work On the seam of things - Constellations #2  has been selected as a finalist work. It is one of 32 works selected to be a part of the Award Winners & Travelling Finalists show.

Announcement of winners will be 1st of September 2014 at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre. The Exhibition of Winners and Selected Finalists will be open to the public at the Pah Homestead from Tuesday the 2nd of September to Sunday the 9th of November 2014.

The exhibition will be travel to Pataka, Porirua City, where it will be on display from the 29th of November 2014 to the 8th of February 2015. From here the exhibition will also travel to the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville before returning to Auckland in late April 2015.

Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows,

Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces.

Image: John Collie

Installation view - Gallery 1

Rebels Knights and Other Tomorrows

Current exhibition with Christchurch Art Gallery - Outer Spaces Project on 209 Tuam Street (above C1)

Exhibition runs from 23 August - 2 November

Detail - On the Seam of Things - Constellations #1

Invitation to be Artists in Residence in Switzerland

Edwards+Johann will be at Altes Spital, Cultural Centre in Solothurn/Switzerland for a three months residency from January - March 2015.

Detail: Constellations - drawing strength #3

Finalists Parkin Drawing Prize 2014

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the Parkin Drawing Prize. The judges selected 81 workls for exhibition out of 454 entries. Announcement of winner by Gregory O'Brien on the 6th of August.

Detail: Constellations - drawing strength #1 and 2

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award

Edwards+Johann are selected finalists for the National Contemporary Art Award. The judge Simon Rees selected 53 artworks for exhibition out of 271 entries. Announcement of winner and exhibition opening will be on the 8th of August.

Detail: On the Seam of Things

- Images Ghosts and other Tomorrows #1-4

Exhibition and Residency at Otago Polytechnic

Edwards+Johann will be Artists in Residence at Otago Polytechnic, School of Art from 25 August - 12 September.

Exhibition at DSA Gallery 13 - 29 August

Knight in the Wilderness #2;The Accidental Rebels - Red

Winners - LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition

Edwards+Johann's work has been chosen for the group exhibit celebrating the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art's 10 year anniversary. E+J are one of 10 selected winners for the upcoming group show in March.

Jurors: Eve Schillo, L.A.County Museum of Art (LACMA); Rex Bruce, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

The Map is not the Territory - Magenta

Finalists in NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2014

The work The Map is not the Territory - Magenta meets Green has been selected as a finalist work by this year's judge Courtney Johnston, Director of the Dowse Art Museum. Exhibition and announcement of the winner will be in February 2014.

Detail: Point moving - becoming line - requiring time 2013

Finalists in Parkin Drawing Prize

The installation work point moving – becoming line – requiring time, 2013 has been selected for exhibition in the Parkin Drawing Prize opening in August 2013 at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.

The Accidental Rebels - Yellow

Edwards+Johann at Auckland Art Fair

New work by Edwards+Johann will be presented at the Auckland Art Fair August 7-11

On the seam of things - sure to spill #1-5

Finalists in Wallace Art Awards

The work On the seam of things - sure to spill 1-5  has been selected as a finalist work and will travel to selected venues in New Zealand until May 2013

New Studio and exhibition at Chambers241

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to occupy one of the six newly established artist studios in the rear part of gallery Chambers241 in Christchurch! 

Chambers241 is a new initiative developed by Dr. Warren Feeney and Ronald Mottram. The cultural programme includes group and solo exhibitions, performances, concerts and more. We are excited to be part of this cultural hub centred on the periphery of our munted inner city.

We look forward to productive times and new beginnings here in Christchurch. Visitors are welcome to our studio by appointment.

We are pleased to announce that we will also present our latest exhibition Faculty of Wonder - Lost and Found in the gallery spaces at Chambers241 on Moorehouse Avenue from the 1-12 of November. Opening night is Tuesday the 1st of November at 5.30pm. All Welcome.

The exhibition will further explore our sense of wonder, theatricality and performative elements alongside photography and drawing. The installation will ponder human concepts such as loss, disorientation and connection. The underlying notion is one of a secret garden, where beauty and unease live alongside each other creating a space of magical, theatrical other-ness ; a space of potential and hope.

Faculty of Wonder on EyeContact

While I, in hugger-mugger hid #14

Auckland Festival of Photography Exhibition

Faculty of Wonder � Lost and Found
Lopdell House Gallery Titirangi
Opens Thursday 5 May, 6pm
Exhibition runs 6 May � 26 June 2011

Wonderfully witty and inventive collaborative artists Edwards + Johann bring their photographic skills and imaginations to transform the gallery into a magical spectacle. Inspired by a variety of sources including museum displays, theatre and found objects, Faculty of Wonder � Lost and Found combines photography, drawing, collage and moving image to create a hybrid world where the real and the imagined mysteriously merge.

Kate Wells

A fair bit to see, water-screen projection, installation shot

Duo returns to Scotland for exhibition

Indoor and outdoor video installations - Perth800 celebrations
AK Bell Library; Perth Museum and Art Gallery
November/December 2010

The video pieces developed for Perth800 Lightnight Festival are personal reflections of the duo's journey – fine, fragile connections with place.

Encounters of place from the artists' experience and perspective following the Residency at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, May/June 2010

The people of Perth can identify with, respond to and/or form a relationship with the images and the sensitivity of the work. From poetic to quirky, including moments of confusion, viewers will hopefully find room to reflect on personal experiences, social and cultural histories – the treasures in our lives.

Edwards+Johann

I can't...you see, video stills Part I & Part II

Twin Set exhibition

I can't...you see
Video diptych
Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna O Waiwhetu
September 2010, February 2011

The history of European portrait painting and its pacific translations, figure / ground relationships and an investigation of the self is explored through Edwards+Johann’s performative role playing. Their peculiar costumes and the interchangeable nature of their characters reveals some essence of being – both other and ourselves - or maybe ourselves discovered through the other…

Jennifer Hay