Welcome to Ben Foster's Newsletter
Welcome to my winter newsletter with updates on current and future events. As we approach spring there are many events to look forward to around the country. Here is a preview of some of my recent works and a selection of events I will be participating in this year:
New work: Windswept (2011) Aluminium, Automotive Paint, A/P (Installation view: Mangamanu, Kaikoura)
The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013
Book Launch: The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013
August saw the successful launch of The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2011-2013. Many of my recent works are presented in this beautifully constructed hard cover. The publication presents emerging artists alongside established names providing in-depth information on their current practices and a wealth of full-colour images of pieces from their current portfolios.
For more information on this book visit: www.beatnikpublishing.com
Kekeno (2011) Aluminium, Epoxy Automotive Paint, A/P (Installation view: Maungamanu, Kaikoura)
Locale - Sanderson Contemporary Art, Parnell:
27 Sep - 09 October 2011
Artists respond to concepts of place in this group show at Sanderson Contemporary art. Featuring my recent sculpture Kekeno (image above) a response to my home environment here in Kaikoura.
View exhibition preview at Sanderson Contemporary Art website: www.sanderson.co.nz
Art in a Garden: Flaxmere Gardens, Hawarden, North Canterbury:
27-30 October 2011
The annual sculpture exhibition Art in a Garden is set amidst Penny Zino’s beautiful Flaxmere Gardens, a short drive north of Christchurch. Recognized as a garden of national significance, sculptures from a variety of contemporary New Zealand artists are set alongside magnificent garden vistas.
Visit Art in a Garden's website for more information: www.artinagarden.co.nz
Sculpture on the Peninsula: Loudon Homestead, Banks Peninsula:
4-6 November 2011
The Lombardy Charitable Trust will host Sculpture on the Peninsula at Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula over the weekend of the 4, 5, 6, November 2011. Sculpture on the Peninsula is the largest outdoor sculpture exhibition in the South Island, and will showcase a vast range of works from both New Zealand’s leading and emerging talent.
Visit Sculpture on the Peninsula website for more information: www.sculpturenz.co.nz
Laisee: Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong:
10 December 2011 – 16 February 2012
Koru Contemporary Art presents Laisee – 10 Years of Art in Hong Kong, an exhibition of Koru Contemporary Arts represented artists.
Recent addition: A new member of our family Ruby will now greet visitors to my studio.
With many great events to get out and enjoy over the coming months I look forward to catching up with many of you and updating you all on new developments.
All Images & Content © Ben Foster 2012