NZSOS 2018

Michael Kennedy

What inspires your art practice?
Object, memory, belief and fabrication. An object or thing seen in a different assemblage with a translocation of time, distance and geography. Loose connections and possibilities acting as departure points for investigation into associations between things, past and present and network.

What materials do you work in?
Any material that will produce the work. This can be timber, concrete, rock, steel, found materials, print, moving image, performance art, spoken word and writing, drawing. i.e conceptual.

Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
The Bell tent was used by the Anzacs in WW1. 103 years ago my grandfather was in Egypt with the NZ Armed Forces. We have 103 small scale wax bell tents. This is a NZ Armed Force’s site. The wax tents are cast from a 2 part plaster mould.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
Kaipara Garden Sculpture Trail. Where I gather, make and leave things in places. At my family and friends’ places.

Where did you study?
AUT. Bachelor of Visual Arts. ( Honours ). 2014.


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