John Hurrell

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation artist/writer/curator
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Introduction I am a New Zealand art writer, artist and curator who lives in Auckland. Trained in painting at the University of Canterbury in the early seventies, I also gained a BA in religious studies. My paintings are in most national collections and my work toured nationally in 'The Grid: Lattice and Network' (patterned geometric paintings), 'Putting the Land on the Map' (paintings on maps), 'The Word' (alphabet soup and varnish paintings) and in Australia, 'Heart + Land' and 'Headlands'. I currently show my work at City Art Rooms, Auckland. In the mid-eighties I was art reviewer for The Christchurch Press and The Dominion Sunday-Times, in the mid-nineties the Curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, and in the early 2000s the Curator of Art at the Waikato Museum of Art and History Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Besides eyeCONTACT I write from time to time for Australian Art Collector. Recent catalogue essays have been on the work of Tom Kreisler, Simon Morris and Julia Morison.
Favorite Movies From The East (Chantal Akerman, 1993)
Favorite Music No Pussyfooting (Fripp and Eno, 1973)
Favorite Books The Voice Imitator (Thomas Bernhard, 1978)