Zoë Nash

Wet Hot Beauties

Coming to an Auckland beach near you! This year I’ve joined the Wet Hot Beauties – a group of amazing women who create a series of splash mob, pop-up performances of a water ballet/synchronised swimming type of dance. 2015’s shows have a retro 60s vibe and come under the title ‘Wipeout’. Initially created by Pip …

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100 Days Project 2014

100 Days Project 2014 has come to a close. I faithfully submitted an entry every single day (although uploading to the website did get a little behind). You can view my entire project on the 100 Days Project site: 100daysproject.co.nz Here are a couple of my favourites, plus below is an earlier post. Take a “moment” …

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The Chair Project

As part of the Open Artists Studios down in Whanganui, March 2014, 35 artists from around New Zealand were each given an old school chair. The resulting exhibition saw a wide variety of interpretations and concepts. My entwining, soft sculpture was called ‘Subsume’. It referenced both a present and absent body and hinted at the …

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Harbourview Sculpture Trail 2014

‘Home’ is a supersized bird’s nest made from galvanised tie wire and found materials, sitting at approximately 1m diameter and 60cm deep. It features as part of Te Atatu’s Harbourview Sculpture Trail on from 8–30 March. ‘Home’ celebrates the natural fauna found within the region, specifically the nest of the rare, native fern bird, Kotata. It …

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Open Studio

We hosted last year’s Open Studio event on December 14th. A hot and humid Saturday afternoon in a busy, pre-Christmas season saw a slower, but steady stream of visitors. Always great to see new people in our spaces and get some feedback on the work being produced. Some new tenants in the building added an …

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Sculpture on the Peninsula

Discard was selected to be a part of Sculpture on the Peninsula 2013. At a variable height of approximately 800mm (approx. width 450mm, depth 550mm), it has been hand-sewn and constructed from a range of up cycled socks, stockings and pyjamas. Positioned on the floor of the slaughterhouse at Laudon Farm, it is a mixed …

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Knitting for Yayoi

Knitting for Yayoi, 2013, white pencil on paper. Winner of the 2013 Zinni Douglas Merit Award at the Walker & Hall, Waiheke Art Awards, judged by Mary Louise Brown. This painstakingly large drawing of thousands of teeny tiny white circles took literally weeks to complete, and pays homage to one of my favourite artists, Yayoi …

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