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Local Artist Selected For NZ Art Show

Local Artist Selected For NZ Art Show

Photographer Liz Blackwell of Fendalton, Christchurch has been selected as one of 500 artists to exhibit in the New Zealand Art Show at the TSB Arena in Wellington from July 30 to August 3, 2010.

The show introduces emerging artists to the public and sells their works at affordable prices. This is the first year that Blackwell had applied and been selected to exhibit.

More recently Liz Blackwell, Programme Coordinator of Contemporary Photography at the Design and Arts College of New Zealand, has begun to work with the landscape, illustrating the abstract with evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space. These works make a shift to explore and experiment with long exposures, with at times minimal depth of field. She is exploring the nuances of movement and the modulation of time which evokes the passage of time as it passes from past to present to future. Time creates difficulty. Things change whilst they are being described. On the other hand, photographs are dimensionally limited. They do not react to being observed and they do not change significantly during a viewing period.

In recent years, Blackwell has shown her works at various exhibitions and galleries and had recently been exhibited at the Centre of Contemporary Art and Lopdell House.

This is the show’s seventh year. Every year around 1000 artists submit their works in the hope of being selected by the organisers, the NZ Affordable Art Trust.


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