Saturday, 7 August 2010
Locust Jones - Winner of the 2010 Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award
Locust Jones has been selected the winner of the Waikato Museum Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010 - a showcase of the best contemporary art from New Zealand.
Locust Jones has been selected the winner for the Waikato
Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010 - a showcase of
the best contemporary art from New Zealand.
Rachel Kent, Senior
Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney is the judge for
this year's prize.
The exhibition will run from 7 August 2010 - 9
"My drawings act as a chronicle of historical events but are
filtered and moulded by my thoughts, personal politics and
drawing style. The images I draw are gleaned from media outlets
such as news websites and the magazines - Scientific American,
National Geographic, Atlantic Monthly, and Guardian Weekly.
The images are rendered with quick gestures using ink distributed
with bamboo sticks, horse tranquilliser syringes and
eyedroppers. The result is a collision of images, shaky and
vibrant with movement. A Janjaweed Militia man on horseback in
Darfur merges with Indian real estate affected by the global
financial crises. Victims of genocide, Generals and their hench
men, Middle East politics and the Iraq war collide with Militant
Islamic and Christian fundamentalists, these, combined with stories
I hear on the radio are about climate change and global
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