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Megan Huffadine

12 Miners Terrace, Bannockburn

  • a page of incantations (2011) - wall sculpture - acrylic paint & varnish on mdf (available for sale) (130 x 78 x 3cm)
  • Megan Huffadine with "shrine:reading the bones of my heart" 2008 - Wall sculpture (92 x 46 x 7)
  • "chant : they sing to me (in the night)" (2009) - wall sculpture (sold) (32 x 90 x 3 cm)
  • "fetish #2" (2009) - wall sculpture (sold) (30 x 136 x 4 cm)
  • "a collections of charms" (2009) - wall sculpture - mdf, acrylic paint, varnish (sold) (70 X 110 X 3 CM)
  • oracle #3 (2011) - wall sculpture - mdf, acrylic paint, varnish (100 x 90 x 2 cm)
  • lure #4 (2015) - acrylic paint, ink and gold leaf on mdf (75 x 75 x 7cm)
  • remembrancer #1 (2015)
  • traveller #1 (2015)
  • inheritance #7 (2015) - mixed media on paper

Bannockburn based artist Megan Huffadine has a BFA in Fine Arts from Canterbury University as well as a BA in Anthropology from Otago University. Megan has many years experience in teaching art at Tertiary Institutions as well as providing community based art workshops throughout the South Island.

She has exhibited throughout New Zealand and has been represented by dealers in Auckland, Dunedin and Queenstown. Her work can now be seen at Studio RED Gallery in Bannockburn (12 Miners Terrace, Bannockburn. Ph 027 555 1909 to check opening hours).

Megan’s sculptural practice focuses on the rituals of gathering and display. The processes of gathering and collecting objects are deep seated behaviours containing many layers of meaning for the individual. Memory, identity, signifiers and the expression of creativity underlie these activities.

Megan’s sculptures originate from a variety of sources. She examines museum collections of artefacts, china cabinets loaded with memories through to the unthrow awayable in the shed. These objects are then drawn from memory and repeatedly reworked. The resultant forms contain fragments of their beginnings but are ambiguous, as open to interpretation as is history and ritual making.

Studio RED Gallery, 12 Miners Terrace, Bannockburn Phone 027 555 1909 or 03 445 1909 to check.