VISUAL STORYTELLER / PRACTITIONER

'Touching the Mauri' (Randell 2018)

 

'Touching the Mauri' is a multi-projection immersive AV installation created for the 'He kākano āhau' (I am a seed) exhibition at the Logan Art Gallery.
 
Eight local Māori artists, Cheremene Castle, Jackie Hawkins, Tania Heta, Leona Morete, Mihimai Nikora, Teraimana Tahiata, Allen Vili and I have created contemporary artworks in response to the title theme 'He kākano āhau' (I am a seed).

The journey of 'Touching the Mauri' travels from Peru to Hawaii, to New Zealand and back to Australia, blending magical landscape creation story myths from a childhood in a rural Anglo Māori Australian Mormon household to fold time on itself.

This artwork will travel to Sydney in February 2019 for the 'Plant + Human' exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)

 

This project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

HIGHLIGHTS

Bunya: Whip Roots (Randell 2015)
2015 Queensland Regional Art Awards finalist and  touring exhibition, 2016 [UN] natural urges exhibition Brenda May Gallery (SYD), 2015 Arts meets Science exhibition (BNE)

The Fen: Friggy (Randell 2013)
2016 [UN] natural urges: Brenda May Gallery (SYD), 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist, AntiMation touring exhibition (BNE, CNS, SYD), 2015 Paramor Prize: Art+Innovation finalist exhibition, 2014 Brisbane Experimental Art Festival (BEAF), 2014 Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Salon exhibition (MEL), Virion Festival, Parer Place (BNE)

The Fen: Furnace (Randell 2013)
2016 [UN] natural urges exhibition Brenda May Gallery (SYD), 2014 Noosa Art Award finalist exhibition, 2014 BEAF, 2014 CCP Salon exhibition (MEL), Virion Festival, Parer Place (BNE), Crane Arts Icebox (US),


Bellmore: Roots (Randell 2015)
2016 Queensland Regional Art Awards finalist and touring exhibition, 2016 [UN] natural urges exhibition Brenda May Gallery (SYD), 2016 Arts meets Science exhibition (BNE), 2016 Uncanny Nature exhibition Logan Art Gallery, 2015 CCP Salon exhibition (MEL), 2015 Logan BushCare Residency exhibition

The Fen: Pan 14 (Randell 2014)
2016 [UN] natural urges exhibition Brenda May Gallery (SYD), 2016 Uncanny Nature exhibition Logan Art Gallery, 2014 Hans Heysen Art Award finalist exhibition , 2014 Clayton Utz Art Award finalist (noted) exhibition, 2014 BEAF, Virion Festival, Parer Place (BNE), Crane Arts Icebox (US)

crosseXions: Gash (Randell 2016)
2016 crosseXions touring exhibition: Metro-Arts (BNE), Cross Arts Projects and Alaska Projects (SYD), 2016 Arts meets Science Exhibition (BNE), 2016 Busybrick ARI happening (BNE)