was born in the 60s, and grew up in Wellington, NZ. After travelling widely and
living in 5 countries she is now settled in Auckland, NZ.
From an early age she engaged
in art making but did not consider art as a career option until her early
30s, when it became apparent that a corporate career could not provide the
creative outlet she desired. After graduating from art school
with a photography major, theft of all her (uninsured) camera equipment saw her turn to painting
as a stop gap measure until she replaced the stolen equipment. Nearly 10 years
later Audrey is still painting.
"I use art making to question and examine how we seek and relate with God, from both a personal and general perspective. I have been considering our
interconnectedness, or lack thereof, as a signifier of this relationship.
Most recently I have been looking
at connections to forefathers through what I call 'sacred domestic rituals', specifically the act of using their heirloom china. By elevating the act of drinking a cup of tea to a sacred ritual (by using the good china) it marks the moment and causes me to pause and consider. I can't but think of who once owned these precious cups and jugs, asking what it might have meant to them. This connection to those around me, before me and following is noticing the presence of God."
Packages" (group Show) - Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Auckland
- Tardis Gallery, The Depot Artspace. Devonport Auckland
2004 MIT BVA
Selected Graduates Group Show, Te Tuhi - The Mark, Pakuranga Auckland
2004 – ‘06 Painting Tutor. MIT School of Art,
Certificate in Visual Arts, Rutherford High School
Visual Arts, MIT School of Arts, Auckland University
tutor. MIT School of Arts, Foundation Studies, Titirangi Community Centre
Visual Arts - ASA School of Arts
Diploma Business (Marketing) Auckland University
Science (Pure Mathematics) Auckland University
Auckland City Council