One Day Sculpture  
             
     
 
 
 

Kate Newby

(b. Auckland 1980; lives and works in Auckland, NZ)
COMMISSIONED BY Cuckoo

 

Kate Newby, from the On Buildings series, photograph, 2006 – ongoing

 

Appropriating the materials and languages of architecture, Kate Newby creates handmade, crudely constructed brick and wooden sculptural interventions that are simultaneously against and at-one with their disused urban environments. Drawing out both the physical and poetic energies of her materials Newby's work visualises an encounter and forefronts an action — collapsing and confusing the lines between process and product, doing and documentation.

 

Complimenting these larger-scale pieces, Newby's modest, temporal text works are thoughts made physical. Hand-drawn on flags, bricks, plaques and loose pieces of paper, seemingly independent of a speaker and receiver, Newby’s isolated scraps of poetic language, or ‘utterances’, spur on the conversation already activated by her subtle manipulations of site.

 

Kate Newby has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand and abroad, most recently completing the Masters Programme at Elam School of Fine Arts in 2007, with the project My Poetry. Recent exhibitions include: A Windy Fire, at Te Tuhi, Auckland; On the Benefits of Building at Gambia Castle, Auckland and Moment Making, the group exhibition curated by Laura Preston at Artspace, Auckland. In 2006 Newby exhibited in Silver Clouds, a project curated by Cuckoo in Melbourne, Australia, and in 2004 she participated in Remember New Zealand at 26th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil and facilitated a series of site-specific urban projects, Very Interesting, Very International, in public sites in Europe and the USA. Newby actively publishes and contributes to artist’s books.

 

 

One day sculpture project details to follow.

 
 
 

LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS