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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fiona Jack, August 2011, contribution to the s/f newspaper Freedom of Speech . The three text groups trace the ownership and parent companies of New Zealand’s three major print media conglomerates.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fiona Jack, drawings and found book pages, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington, 2007.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Self published, laser print, perfect bound, edition of 188, 2004. From the introduction to the book: PDF of book can be viewed here Inlcuded with each edition of the book is a copy of the letter sent to the editor of Merriam-Westers’ Collegiate Dictionary, along with a copy of their response. These letters can […]
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: […]
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 […]
33 billboards, Auckland City, 1997
Fiona Jack has an MFA from CalArts (2005) and lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. *protected email*