NZSOS 2016

Virginia King

Virginia King was born Kawakawa, Aotearoa in 1946, King draws attention to the fragility and the vulnerability of the Earth’s eco- systems by abstracting and magnifying the complexity of natural forms. Her artworks are informed by mythology, history, science and literature.
Selected Public Commissions:
Wakatipu Vessel, installed Queenstown, New Zealand 2015; Willinga Plume, Canberra Airport, 2014; Heart of Oak, Ohinetahi, Governors Bay, 2014; Prelude, Centennial Sculpture, St Matthews Collegiate, Masterton 2014; Woman of Words, Lambton Quay, Wellington 2011-2013; Hinaki- Guardian, Hobsonville Wharf, Auckland 2013;
International Projects:
Resident Artist, Holualoa Art and Cultural Centre, Big Island, Hawaii 2011; Current, Contemporary Oceanic Artists, October Gallery, 2011 London; The Great Journey, Kaohsiung Museum, 2009 Taiwan and The Maui Dynasty, the Fifth Contemporary Art Exhibition, Goodman-Suter Gallery, Nelson 2008 and the ephemeral ‘Rising Sea- Floating Land’ Symposium, Lake Cootharaba, Queensland 2009.
David Bateman Limited published Virginia King Sculptor in 2005 (ISBN 1-86953 -615-0)

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