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Built World - in-situ installation by Maree Wilson

14 February - 6 September 2009

An in-situ installation by Maree Wilson

14 February - 6 September 2009

Built World is a constructed temporal space built on site in the foyer gallery. It consists of a hallway leading to a room, inviting the audience to experience the transformation of an architectural environment.

Light leaks through holes, illuminating the dark and creating a space that is both magical and dream-like. The viewer is invited to revisit the memories of childhood and delight in the magical lure of a nocturnal other world.

About the Artist:

Maree Wilson was born in Waitakere City, grew up in Helensville and presently lives between Muriwai beach Auckland & Pakenae, Hokianga. Currently senior tutor at North Tec, Rawene, Diploma & Cert in applied arts.

Education: 2003: MFA, R.M.I.T University, Aus.1992:BFA, Elam SFA, University of Auckland

Selected Individual Exhibitions:10 solo exhibitions in Auckland, Waikato and Sydney since 1993 including: 2006 The Unheimlich House, Platform Gallery; 2004 Forgotten and Hidden Spaces: The Anxious Domestic, Art Station, Auckland; 2001 Maree Wilson, P.C.L Exhibitionists, N.S.W, Australia; 2000: Space, Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland; 1999: Scanned, Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland; 1998: Inside Out, Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 23 group exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Christchurch, Waikato and Auckland since 1992 including 2008: Lightweight, Room 103, Auckland; 2007: Changing Rooms, Maree Wilson, Margaret Feeney, Mark Curtis, Corbans Estate Art Centre, Auckland; 2003: New Zealand M.F.A Exhibition, Faculty Gallery, RMIT University; 2002: Siemens’ RMIT Fine Arts Scholarship Exhibition, Project Space, Melbourne; 2001: P.C.L Exhibitionists, Sydney, Australia; Royal Overseas League, Touring Exhibition, London and Edinburgh.

Selected Awards and Commissions: 2005: finalist, Waikato Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, Hamilton; 2004 & 2003: finalist, Siemens RMIT Fine Arts Scholarship, Australia; 1999: merit finalist Birkenhead Art Award; 1998: finalist, Royal Overseas League, London; 1993: Winner Waitakere Art Award, Auckland.

The artist would like to acknowledge the following for their support :

  • B.J Wilson Builders, Helensville
  • Wilson Fletcher Spraypainters, Waitoki
  • North Tec, Whangarei