Parkin Drawing Prize Winner – Jacqui Colley

Congratulations to Solander Gallery artist Jacqui Colley on the announcement of her Premier Award in the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize.

Jacqui’s entry “Long Echo” is a large etched aluminum panel that measures 2.4metres by 1.2metres. This ambitious, confident work loosely references aerial views of Canterbury, observing shapes and the geographic marks on the landscape from rivers which flow from the mountains to the sea, the great lakes and the few remaining wetlands. The surface of the work is etched with lines and textures in an intuitive interpretation of place.

“With intersecting grids, circles and lines I have mimicked the colonisation of the now mechanised land.”

Jacqui’s work and other finalists are on exhibition at the New Zealand of Fine Arts, Wellington from 17 July – 19 August

Further works by Jacqui are available to view here at Solander Gallery.