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Artist Works

  • Image of E+J Life between buildings the explorers #1

    Edwards + Johann

    E+J Life between buildings the explorers #1

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    Edwards + Johann

    E+J Life between buildings the explorers #10

Artist Biography

 

Victoria Edwards and Ina Johann began working together as EDWARDS + JOHANN in 2007. Their work has been in numerous solo and group shows. They engage in public projects and artists residencies nationally and internationally and have been finalists in many art awards.

EDWARDS + JOHANN were The Supreme Winner of the 2016 Painting and Printmaking Award, Parkin Drawing Prize 2019 (Merit Award), Molly Morpeth Canaday/Whakatane (Highly Commended Award in 2017), Winner Lacda/ Los Angeles in 2014 and Winner of The Margaret Stoddart Award in 2009. They have been the inaugural Volcanic Artists in Residence in Whakatane in 2018, international Artists in Residence in France (2009 and 2010), Perth/Scotland (twice in 2010) and spent three months at the prestigious Altes Spital Residency/ Switzerland in 2015. Their work is held in public and private collections, including Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Aigantighe Art Gallery, The Wallace Arts Trust, Perth Museum/Scotland and Altes Spital/Switzerland. They both live and work in Otautahi Christchurch.

 

Collaborative exhibition/professional highlights 2009 – 2018 include

Finalists Molly Morpeth Canady Award: Painting and Drawing 2019, 16 February – 7 April, Whakatane

Finalist ZONTA Ashburton Female Art Award 2019, Ashburton Art Gallery, 2 March – 7 April

from THE EDGE of SPACES, Aigatighe Art Gallery, 15 December – 29 January 2019, Timaru

Volcanic Artist Residency ,Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre,

24 September – 2 November 2018, Whakatane

from THE EDGE of SPACES, Whangarei Art Museum, 31 August – 11 November 2018, Whangarei

Finalists Parkin Drawing Award 2018, Merit Award, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, July 2018, Wellington

Finalists, National Contemporary Art Award 2018, Waikato Museum, August – October 2018, Hamilton

from THE EDGE of SPACES with the inclusion of Only Ghosts Glow in the Dark, Te Kōputu a te whanga a ToiWhakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, 20 April – 28 June 2018, Whakatane

Perilous Edges – what lingers in the mist, Pilot Volcanic Artist Residency and exhibition, Te Kōputu a te whanga a ToiWhakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, 20 April – 28 June 2018, Whakatane

from THE EDGE of SPACES, Chambers Art Gallery, 19 September – 7 October 2017, Christchurch

Finalists in 2017 Wallace Art Awards, September 2017, Travelling exhibition until April 2018, Auckland

Finalists Parkin Drawing Award 2017, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2017, Wellington

Events Growing from the Edge of Spaces, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, The Pah Homestead, 29 May – 9 July 2017, Auckland

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award 2017, Waikato Museum, 28 July – 5 November 2017, Hamilton

Molly Morpeth Canady Painting and Drawing 2017 – Highly Commended Award, January 2017, Whakatane

Finalists in 2016 Wallace Art Awards, September 2016, Travelling exhibition until May 2017, Auckland

Finalists in Molly Morpeth Canady 3D Award 2016, August 2016, Whakatane

Finalists Parkin Drawing Award 2016, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2016, Wellington

See what I can see: Discovering New Zealand Photography, Group exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, June-September 2016, Whanganui, Touring

New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016, Winner Supreme Award, February 2016, Hamilton

Finalists, Molly Morpeth Canady Award 2016, February 2016, Whakatane

Finalists, 2015 Wallace Art Awards, August 2015, touring exhibition until May 2016, Auckland

Finalists, Parkin Drawing Award 2015, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August/September 2015, Wellington

Finalists, National Contemporary Art Award 2015, Waikato Museum, July – November 2015, Hamilton

No two skies are ever the same, public performance and exhibition, Galerie9, March 2015, Solothurn/Switzerland

Artist in Residence Altes Spital, January – March 2015, Altes Spital Kultur – and Kongresszentrum Solothurn/Switzerland

Finalists, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2015, February 2015, Hamilton

Finalists, 2014 Wallace Art Awards, August 2014, Auckland, Travelling exhibition

Rebels Knights and Other Tomorrows, Christchurch Art Gallery, Outer Spaces – Tuam Street Galleries, August –

November 2014, Christchurch

On the Seam of Things, DSA Gallery, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, August 2014, Dunedin

Finalists, Parkin Drawing Award 2014, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2014, Wellington

Finalists, National Contemporary Art Award 2014, August 2014, Waikato Museum, August 2014, Hamilton

Finalists, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2014, February 2014, Hamilton

Bliss, group exhibition, Chambers 241, December 2013, Christchurch

Finalists, Parkin Drawing Award 2013, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, July/ August 2013, Wellington

Paper Trails – works on paper, group exhibition, gallery Chambers @241, June 2013, Christchurch

Finalists, 21st Wallace Art Awards 2012, August 2012, travelling exhibition until May 2013, Auckland

Tormenting Luxury, Nadene Milne Gallery, July 2012, Arrowtown, New Zealand

Faculty of Wonder: Lost & Found, Auckland Festival of Photography exhibition, Lopdell House Gallery Titirangi, exhibition during Auckland Festival of Photography, May/June 2011

Perth II   Island Ties: The Return of the Pacific Flicker, AK Bell Library and Tableau Vivant, Public Art Project, Perth800 & Perth and Kinross Council, Perth/Scotland, November 2010

I can’t…you see, Christchurch Art Gallery, Twin Set, September 2010 and January-February 2011, Christchurch

Perth, Maps of Engagement: Pathways and connections; E+J Artist Residency at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth800 & Perth and Kinross Council, Perth/Scotland, May/June 2010

Forms of Narratives, Group exhibition with PVAF members, June 2010, Birnam/Scotland

CHÂTEAU de PADIÈS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM in association with its CULTURE & CULTURES Festival, October 2009 & April 2010, Lempaut/France

Science and Voyages II – From the Pacific to the Attic and A voyage of discovery – from installation to installation, Exhibition project and performance at Château de Padiès, Lempaut/France, May 2010

LeSalon Recroit, group exhibition, Toulouse/France, May 2010

Les Jardiniers – Artistes et leurs outiles, The Artistes in résidence 2009/10, Group exhibition, June 2010, Château de Padiès/France

Notations on a visit – Ghosts and Hydrangeas in the Attic; Exhibition and Performance, October 2009, Château de Padiès/France

I’ll be your mirror – One of us cannot be wrong, Bath Street Gallery, August 2009, Auckland

Fishing in a Bathtub: Tormenting Luxury 2007/2008, MIC, May/June 2009, Auckland

Artists in Schools Residency at Selwyn College, May/June 2009, Auckland

The splinter in the eye is the best-looking glass, CoCA, April 2009, Christchurch

Margaret Stoddart Award 2008, Highly Commended, CoCA, Christchurch                 

Edwards+Johann’s work is held public and private collections in New Zealand, United States, Turkey, France, England (and Scotland), Germany, Switzerland

Currently they both live and work in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floor talks/Seminars/Workshops

We have held numerous presentations/talks/workshops nationally and internationally at Universities, conferences and forums, schools and galleries:

from THE EDGE of SPACES with the inclusion of Only Ghosts Glow in the Dark, artists’ talk, Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, April 2018, Whakatane

Co-Lab – Community workshops during the Pilot Volcanic Artist Residency and exhibition, Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, April 2018, Whakatane

Events Growing from the Edge of Spaces, artists’ talk, TSB Wallace Art Centre, The Pah Homestead, Auckland, May 2017

Artist residency and community workshop day, Waikawa/Catlins, February 2017

Christchurch Art Gallery, Artists’ workshop, Christchurch, June 2016

No two skies are ever the same – Public performance and talk, Galery9, Solothurn/Switzerland, March 2015

Otago Polytechnic, School of Art, Public Seminar, Dunedin, September 2014

CAG, Rebels Knights and Other Tomorrows, artists’ talk, August 2014

Dorothy Brown Cinema, artists’ talk, Arrowtown, July 2012

Inter – Alia: Collaborative Dialogue, CPIT, workshop and presentation, Christchurch, March 2012

Lopdell House Gallery, public talk, Titirangi, Auckland/NZ, May 2011

Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Art, artist talk/presentation, Dundee/Scotland, November 2010

AK Bell Library, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, talk/presentation and performance, Perth/Scotland, November 2010

Culture & Cultures Festival, Château de Padiès/France, October 2009 & May 2010, floor talk and live performance

Perth Visual Arts Forum – PVAF, Key note speakers, Birnam/Scotland, June 2010

Unitec, presentation, talk/presentation, Department of Design and Visual Arts, Auckland, May 2009

Selwyn College, workshops/talk/presentation and live performances, Auckland/NZ, May 2009

ANZAAE conference, Otago Polytech School of Art, workshop and presentation, Dunedin/NZ, April 2009

Moving Image Centre – MIC, floor talk, Auckland/NZ, April 2009

 

 

Dr. Victoria Edwards (New Zealand)

Education

2006                  Doctorate of Fine Art, Elam School of Art, Auckland.

1972                  Masters of Fine Arts, Auckland University, Elam School of Art, Auckland

1970                  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Auckland University, Elam School of Art, Auckland

New Zealand artist Victoria Edwards exhibited extensively nationally and internationally since the 1970s. Edwards was awarded her Doctorate in 2006. She has been involved in art education since the 1970s and is currently a full-time practitioner living in Christchurch. She works primarily in new media including drawing and photography. She has engaged in collaborative practice for a number of years. Edwards’s work explores role-play and social conventions in relation to individual and collective identity.

Edwards has been finalist in numerous awards: Telecom Art Award, Wallace Art Awards, CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award, Norswear Art Award.

Work in Public Collections: Auckland City Art Gallery, National Art Gallery, Wellington, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North. The Bath House, Rotorua’s Art and History Museum, Rotorua, North Shore Teachers’ College, North Shore, Auckland, Gisborne Museum and Art Centre. Sergeant Gallery, Wanganui, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, Hamilton Art Gallery & Museum, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch. Private Collections include New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Honolulu, London and New York.

 

Ina Johann (New Zealand/German)

Education and relevant dates

2016                                     New Zealand Citizenship

2000 – 2001                  Travel and work in Germany (three months); Completion of post graduate studies – Meisterschuelerin (master class student qualification; Master-class student of K. Menzel), Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz, Germany

2000                  Travel and work in Germany (six months); MFA equivalent completion (exhibition); Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz, Germany

1997 – 2000                  Diplom der Freien Bildenden Kunst (German equivalent of MFA), Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz, Germany

1997                                    Immigration to Christchurch/New Zealand

German born New Zealand artist Ina Johann uses a range of media from print and drawing to digital stills, photography, video and light to create multi-dimensional installations. Johann has a strong drawing practice – a form of personal mapping and navigation of shifting territories.

Johann is interested in perception and the notion of home in the terrain of survey, observation, and fragmentation. Her work reflects upon emptiness, recollection and memory, personal loss, coding and de-coding. In her research and practice she has been engaged in collaborative ventures for a number of years. She lectured for a number of years both in New Zealand and Germany and is currently a full-time practitioner.

Johann has been finalist in numerous awards: Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (Winner 2016 in collaboration with Victoria Edwards), National Contemporary Art Award (Merit Award in 2014), CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Award (Winner 2006), Wallace Art Awards, Parkin Drawing Award (Merit Award in 2016), LACDA Top 40 Award/Los Angeles, Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award, National Drawing Award, Margaret Stoddart Award (Winner 2009 in collaboration with Victoria Edwards); Her works are held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, United States, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany and Thailand.

 

Artist Exhibitions

  • 07th May 2019 - 25th May 2019: Edwards + Johann Concretions – the act of coming together

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