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    Sandra Hussey

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Artist Biography


Sandra Hussey is a South Canterbury painter based in Timaru. Her approach to artmaking is practice led. Sandra’s studio process invites randomness, chance and its containment. Engaging with the fluid properties of acrylic paint, she constructs abstract paintings from a series of paint pours. Screen printing and collage techniques are also employed. Colour associations and environmental themes are explored through the materiality of the medium and the use of recurring motifs.

Sandra spent several years as a bookseller in the U.K. before returning to New Zealand in the early 2000’s to focus on her art career. In 2018 she gained a MFA Painting with Distinction at University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. Sandra received a BVA Painting with Distinction in 2015 at Dunedin School of Art.


2018 Master of Fine Arts Painting (Distinction), SOFA University of Canterbury 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Painting, SOFA University of Canterbury 2015 Bachelor of Visual Arts Painting (Distinction), Dunedin School of Art 2014 Diploma in Visual Arts and Media, Ara Institute of Technology

2004 Diploma in Painting (Distinction), Ara Institute of Technology 2002 Diploma in Fine Arts, Ara Institute of Technology


2014 Samantha Wallace Memorial Award for Excellence 2006 Alpine Energy Art Awards (Oils)
2004 Aoraki Festival of the Arts (Supreme Award)

Solo Exhibitions

January – February 2019. Fluid Scapes. Ashburton Art Gallery March 2011. Picture This. Red Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nelson January 2005. Paintings. Mes Amis Café and Gallery, Winchester

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Joint Exhibitions
August 2019. Liqui-forms. Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch

March 2004. Tribute. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru Selected Group Exhibitions

February 2018. Ilam Masters 2018. SOFA, University of Canterbury, Christchurch November 2015. SITE. Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin
November 2014. Polychrome. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru
December 2006. Artack. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

November 2006. Alpine Energy Art Awards. Community Centre, Geraldine November 2004. Polychrome. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru
August 2004. The Affordable Art Show. Events Centre, Wellington
June 2004. Roncalli Art Exhibition. South Canterbury Club, Timaru

May 2004. Inspired. Gallery 334 on Stafford, Timaru November 2003. Polychrome. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru November 2002. Polychrome. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru November 2001. Polychrome. Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

Public Collections

Dunedin School of Art
Ara Institute of Canterbury, Timaru campus

Overseas Private Collections

Mr T. Lewis. Flynn ACT, Australia Mr P. Radula-Scott. Wadhurst, U. K.


In-flux. MFA submission catalogue 2018. Dr Andrew Paul Wood
Ilam Masters 2018. Group exhibition catalogue. Jen Bowmast, Mitchell Bright, Stuart Forsyth, Sandra Hussey, Keren Oertly, Saskia Bunce-Rath, Emma Wallbanks. SOFA Gallery, University of Canterbury. Aaron Kreisler

Selected Reviews

Ten ‘must see’ exhibitions in February. Warren Feeney. The Press, C8. Christchurch. February 2, 2019 Burnouts and shopping trolleys. Warren Feeney. The Press, p. 13. Christchurch. February 8, 2018 Road trip brought nature to canvas. The Nelson Mail, p. 13. February 16, 2011
Tribute to Sir Peter Elworthy at Aigantighe. The Courier, p. 3. Timaru. March 25, 2004

Aoraki Festival winners named. The Timaru Herald, p. 23. February 14, 2004 Top artistic talent to be celebrated. The Timaru Herald. February 13, 2004

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