the will of the people is law

the will of the people is law

AND PER SE AND, Galería Perdida & Fiona Jack & Aram Saroyan, Three projects organized by Michael Ned Holte, April 23—May 28, 2016, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles From the catalogue text by Michael Ned Holte: Fiona Jack is an artist working in Auckland, New Zealand. Driven by research and dialogue, her work often explores […]


Individual banners 2015/2016

Individual banners 2015/2016

Whau the People, Satin applique, fringe and embroidery on silk. Typeface by Janet Lilo, embroidery references Vaimaile Urale’s Tatau mural and design for Whau Arts Festival 2015, banner held by Jody McMillam. Donated to Whau the People at the opening of their community art space All Goods, 2016.     SOUL Ihumatao, Fiona Jack and […]


Otakaro Plant Parade

Otakaro Plant Parade

Fiona Jack, collaborators, contributors and participants.  Public event as part of SCAPE 8, 2015, Christchurch. Curated by Rob Garret. Photo Bridget Anderson   Video Rick Harvie, Belmont Productions. 2015     The banners Victoria Square Blanket, Digital print on cotton appliqued onto wool, Fiona Jack. This blanket carries patches that depict the various elements present […]


The Heraldry of Presence

The Heraldry of Presence

An exhibition by Fiona Jack with contributors, collaborators and lenders Fresh Gallery, Otara, Auckland, New Zealand 10 October – 8 November 2014   Download a PDF of the catalogue including an essay by Gwynneth Porter: The Heraldry of Presence Fiona Jack et al


Survivor’s roll of honour

Survivor’s roll of honour

Survivors’ Roll of Honour, 2014, screenprint, from one screen on paper, (20 screens used across edition), edition of 20, 76 x 56 cm, Commissioned by the Australian War Memorial Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio in 2014. Curated by Laura Webster. Page 9 of 20: HEWITT H.M. – JARRETT P.T. From the AWM website: Based in Auckland, Fiona […]


Pacific Wardens Banner

Pacific Wardens Banner

Fiona Jack in collaboration with Flora Haletama, Mele Fatai Taufa and Mi’i Daniel, Cotton applique, 2014 Donated to the Otara Pacific Wardens community group.      


The Trees, the story of a community action

The Trees, the story of a community action

Fiona Jack and Salome Tanuvasa, March 2013, Rosebank Artwalk, Auckland, curated by Marcus Williams.   This photograph depicts two historic trees in Avondale on the former site of the Connell homestead and market garden – approximately 321 Rosebank Road. These trees and the open fertile land around them are the last remnants of the Rosebank […]


In time I will see things a little differently (series)

In time I will see things a little differently (series)

Pakuranga Fiona Jack, Billboard installation and booklet, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 2012 Text by Shannon Te Ao: In this installment of the Te Tuhi Billboard project Auckland-based artist Fiona Jack extends her ongoing series of works that re-present historical photographs within a contemporary art context. The three images presented in Pakuranga depict various […]


Port Workers

Port Workers

Fiona Jack, March 2012, posters throughout Auckland city.   In 2012, following a breakdown in negotiations with their employer and in defence of key aspects of their Collective Employment Agreement, unionised waterside workers at Ports of Auckland took strike action. Taking place against a backdrop of the privatisation of public infrastructure and substantial liberalisation of […]


Living Halls

Living Halls

Fiona Jack and contributors, 2010, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.   The paintings, drawings, honour boards, documents, databases, books, photos, stories and audio recordings that make up the many facets of this project form a living archive of the War Memorial halls of Aotearoa. Following the Second World War, New Zealanders wholeheartedly embraced the […]


Kohimaramara

Kohimaramara

Fiona Jack and Ngarimu Blair (Ngati Whatua o Orakei). Artspace billboard, Karangahape Road, Auckland, 2008/9   This billboard is a montage of two photos. One was taken in 2008 (Haruhiko Sameshima) and is of the headland most commonly known as Bastion Point, or Takaparawhau. The other, taken in 1901 (James D Richardson), is of “Bastion […]


My Fellow Citizens

My Fellow Citizens

Fiona Jack, Posters, edition 50, woodblock print and silkscreen on cardboard. Printed and designed by Colby Poster, Los Angeles, s/f split/fountain, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009 Colby Poster Printing Co. in Los Angeles is a family run business operating since 1946 who produce a significant portion of the printed material that is iconic to downtown LA. […]


TAXI

TAXI

Fiona Jack, Installation – various media, Projectspace and Spare room, Melbourne, Australia. International Artist in Residence partnership between RMIT School of Art and The South Project inc., August 2008   TAXI, text by Nicola Harvey One of the impediments to writing smoothly about a site-specific art work yet to take form is the likelihood of […]


Palisade

Palisade

A collaboration between Ngarimu Blair and Ngati Whatua O Orakei, Fiona Jack, New Artland and community volunteers. Manuka, rope, steel. 100 metres long. Okahu Bay, Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, 2008.   In May 1943 a palisade fence was built by trade unionists and volunteers around the Ngati Whatua O Orakei papakainga in Okahu Bay on […]


The Rise and Fall of the Inland Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Inland Empire

Fiona Jack, drawings, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, 2007   This series of drawings is based on the promotional drawings for tract housing developments in the Inland Empire (east of Los Angeles) built by controversial developers KB Home. Each drawing is titled according to the name of the new housing development, and are made up of […]


Untitled (8 Maps)

Untitled (8 Maps)

Centro Cultural Matucana 100, 2006. As part of the Trans Versa exhibition, The South Project. A line that goes from the beginning until the end Text by Camilo Yanez (translated from Spanish) From that time before fax, internet, mobile phones and notebooks with WIFI, I remember a game that kids used to play, which consisted […]


Please Take One

Please Take One

Billboard installation, Nomad, London, 2005 Text courtesy of Nomad: PLEASE TAKE ONE is a body of work dealing with, to put it simply, countries, borders and rights. In a time when birth-right dictates ones privileges -or lack of- Jack scrutinized the notion of what divides one country from another in its simplest form, a line. […]


Missing Peoples’ Things

Missing Peoples’ Things

 Silkscreen on wallpaper, 2004 The objects listed/pictured are present as text entries in Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Eleventh Edition) and are all objects originating from the country of their name. However in these 21 instances while objects from country are listed, the people of that country are not listed in the dictionary.   Full title: […]


Proposal for El Toro Landscape Paintings

Proposal for El Toro Landscape Paintings

Contribution to The Great Park Project  for the Orange County Bienniale, with FutureFarmers/Amy Francescini, 2004   Project description from the website: The Great Park Project as presented by FutureFarmers is a critical enquiry into the future land use of this former military base. The project was conceived for the 2004 California Biennial at the Orange […]


Palestine Becoming Palestine

Palestine Becoming Palestine

Acrylic and pencil on tracing paper 900 x 2050, masking tape on tracing paper 900 x 2050, 2004     The drawing on the left pictures the gradual shrinkage of Palestine as a result of the expansion of Israel. The first layer of semi transparent paint pictures the original map of Palestine pre WWII, then […]


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Fiona Jack has an MFA from CalArts (2005) and lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. *protected email*