POSTED 16 July 2018

Jacqui Colley has been named winner for her artwork, Long Echo.

Jacqui refers to her work is a response to place, a visceral reaction to events and activities around me.

Nature, the human condition, music, industrialisation and digitisation are all central themes and an entrance to my work. Long Echo is a meditation on altered nature where social and ecological systems clash.

I’ve loosely referenced aerial views from Canterbury, observing shapes; rivers which flow from the mountains to the sea, the great lakes and the few remaining wetlands. With intersecting grids, circles and lines I have mimicked the colonisation of the now mechanised land.

I was influenced by pre-european Māori rock art on the limestone cliffs at Takiroa near the Waitaki River. I visited these drawings, contemplating the information they shared for travellers; of warnings, beliefs and the locations of provisions. This inspired me to make my own indelible marks to reflect our current precarious status, by drawing and etching it into a shiny metal surface – a symbol of modernity.

Congratulations to this years winner of the Parkin Drawing Prize 2018


Parkin Drawing Prize 2019

The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making. Entry is free - koha is appreciated. All the artworks are for sale, giving admirers and collectors the opportunity to purchase some wonderful pieces.  Keep Reading

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