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H A NNAH K I DD In a Man’s World 17th Sept - 12th Oct 2011

www.milfordgalleries.co.nz

Milford Galleries Dunedin 18 Dowling Street Dunedin (03) 477 7727 info@milfordhouse.co.nz


1. HANNAH KIDD, Red Bird of Paradise (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, pain


nt, male (v x h x d): 650 x 500 x 550 mm, female (v x h x d): 340 x 300 x 440 mm


2. HANNAH KIDD, King Bird of Paradise (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 670 x 270 x 350 mm


3. HANNAH KIDD, Wilson's Bird of Paradise (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 570 x 250 x 280 mm


4. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Rifle Bird of Paradise (2011)


4. HANNAH KIDD, Rifle Bird of Paradise (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 730 x 430 x 305 mm


5. HANNAH KIDD, Ostrich (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 2320 x 1700 x 790 mm


3. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Ostrich (2011)


6. HANNAH KIDD, Gobble Gobble (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 1015 x 1220 x 1050 mm


6. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Gobble Gobble (2011)


7. HANNAH KIDD, Proboscis Monkey (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 1315 x 520 x 710 mm


7. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Proboscis Monkey (2011)


7. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Proboscis Monkey (2011)


7. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Proboscis Monkey (2011)


8. HANNAH KIDD, Mandrill Monkey (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 1000 x 640 x 530 mm


8. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Mandrill Monkey (2011)


9. HANNAH KIDD, Domestic Bliss (Lioness) (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 930 x 2200 x 810 mm


10. HANNAH KIDD, Domestic Bliss (Lion) (2011) steel rod, corrugated iron, paint, size (v x h x d): 1300 x 1700 x 1050 mm


9. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Domestic Bliss (Lioness) (2011)


10. DETAIL VIEW HANNAH KIDD, Domestic Bliss (Lion) (2011)


‘In A Man’s World’, an exhibition of new sculptures from Hannah Kidd, once more reveals the artist’s keen observation of behavioural mores and her uncanny ability to capture the absolute essence of her subjects, be they man or beast or bird. Examining the biological differences between the males and females of a species, Kidd concentrates here on the flamboyance of the first and the drabness of the latter, and the underlying tension inherent in this ‘battle of the sexes’. A number of ostentatious male creatures take their places in Kidd’s showy menagerie. ‘Gobble Gobble’ is all puffed-up turkey pomposity; Kidd’s delicate touch with her unforgiving steel and iron medium can be clearly seen in the drape of his wattle and the puff and flare of his striped underfeathers. The ‘Rifle Bird of Paradise’ flaunts his curved wingspan, bright blue throat and tail, calling loudly for attention from prime position on his stump. Kidd’s true attention to detail is evident in the curvature of a tail, the angle of a head and the grip of claws; her birds are poised and ready to launch from their iron perches. Life-size proboscis and mandrill monkeys sit together as if whiling away the hours in conversation, the absurdity of their over-developed facial features a foil for their human-like characteristics. The King of the Beasts is shown in all his leonine glory, emphasised by his high station, snarling lioness at his feet – ‘Domestic Bliss’ indeed. With these works Kidd does invite us to look at gender roles in our own species: how do humans fare in a world based on Darwin’s theories of survival of the fittest? Do the elaborate mating rituals of strut and display still apply and, if so, who now is on show? On one level, Hannah Kidd’s sculpture makes us smile at the quirks of nature she depicts; on another she asks us to look at ourselves with a careful and honest eye and to admit that maybe, just maybe, we are not so far removed from those quirks after all.


EXHIBITION PRICELIST 1

Red Bird of Paradise (2011)

5,000

2

King Bird of Paradise (2011)

3,750

3

Wilson's Bird of Paradise (2011)

3,750

4

Rifle Bird of Paradise (2011)

4,000

5

Ostrich (2011)

6

Gobble Gobble (2011)

8,500

7

Proboscis Monkey (2011)

8,500

8

Mandrill Monkey (2011)

8,500

9

Domestic Bliss (Male) (2011)

15,000

10

Domestic Bliss (Female) (2011)

12,500

Domestic Bliss (Pair) (2011)

25,000

12,500

All prices are NZD and include GST; Prices are current at the time of the exhibition


HANNAH KIDD b. 1979, lives Franz Joseph

Artist to Antarctica (2009)

Franz Josef based sculptor Hannah Kidd predominantly crafts and welds sculptural creations from steel rod and corrugated iron as a means to investigate people and the relationships they have with their surrounding environment. “Kidd’s works remind us we are New Zealanders and explore our relationships with each other and our environments”. (1) Kidd’s subject matter has focused on witty and often comical animal studies which she has used as a vehicle to discuss the human condition. “Kidd’s works are covered with flat tin, spot-welded, and remarkably detailed, notwithstanding their clear origins in bits of roofing iron. She will take on any living subject, from humans to horses.” (2) Hannah Kidd has quickly risen to critical acclaim and her distinctive and unique work has been exhibited around the world, from Australia to Denmark including “I’m sure I’ve seen that before”, Vienna, Austria (2002), Sculpture By the Sea, Sydney (2007) Sculpture By the Sea, Denmark (2009) & (2011), Sculpture By the Sea, Perth (2009) along with numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand. Hannah Kidd graduated in 2001 from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture. In 2010 she was the Winner of the Montalto Sculpture Award, Australia and the People’s Choice Award at NZ Sculpture On Shore. 1. Brown, Warwick ‘Seen this Century’, Godwit, 2009 2. ibid

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HANNAH KIDD b. 1979, lives Franz Joseph EDUCATION 2001

BFA Otago Polytechnic School of Art (Sculpture Major)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2011 2010

2009 2008

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

In A Man’s World, Milford Galleries Dunedin Beastly Delights, Aigantighe Art Gallery Top Dog, milford galleries queenstown Only Real Men Need Apply, Little River Gallery Antarctica and Other Adventures, Milford Galleries Dunedin Heartland, CoCA, Christchurch The Locals, Milford Galleries Dunedin Tapestry Addiction, Little River Gallery Go, Dog. Go!, CoCA, Christchurch The Gentlemens Club, Little River Gallery Quarter Acre Dreaming, Little River Gallery Road Kill, CoCA, taxidermy and mixed media, CoCA, Christchurch Run Away to the Circus, Little River Gallery Best in the Show, CoCA, Christchurch Made to Rust, Little River Gallery Down on the Farm, CoCA, Christchurch Good Breeding, CoCA, Christchurch

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark Spring Catalogue, milford galleries queenstown The Royal Queenstown Easter Show, milford galleries queenstown The Earl Street Journal, milford galleries queenstown Anthony Harper Award, CoCA, Christchurch Shapeshifter, Wellington Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, Peth, Australia Masterworks, milford galleries queenstown Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark NZ Sculpture OnShore, Auckland Recent Works, milford galleries auckland 3 Some, Letham Gallery, Auckland Kiwi Caravan, Uxbridge, Auckland Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia Sculpture on the Peninsula, Banks Peninsula Sculpture in Central Otago, Olssen’s Vineyard, Bannockburn The Great Art Auction, NG Gallery, Christchurch The CoCA Art Awards, CoCA, Christchurch A show with Ross Whitlock, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland A&P Show, Christchurch Art Gallery The Art Event, Christchurch Art Gallery Sculpture in Central Otago, Olssen's Vineyard, Bannockburn Art in a Garden, Flaxmere, North Canterbury Urban Life-A Celebration in Art, Wellington Sculpture in the Garden, Banks Peninsula Sculpture in Central Otago, Ollssen’s Vineyard, Otago Art in a Garden, Hawden, Canterbury The Art Event, Christchurch Art Gallery Wine and Art Auction, Christchurch Hospital Art in the Garden, North Canterbury The Big Art Auction, Banks Peninsula Greens

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2003

NZ Sculpture Onshore, Auckland Aotearoa Barbie, CoCA, Christchurch CoCA Art Awards, CoCA, Christchurch Gardenz, Sculpture Symposium, Christchurch Sculpture in the Garden, Banks Peninsula I’m sure I’ve seen that somewhere before, Vienna, Austria

RECENT AWARDS 2010

Winner People’s Choice Award, NZ Sculpture OnShore, Auckland Winner Montalto Sculpture Award, Australia Finalist Anthony Harper Awards, CoCA, Christchurch

SELECTED ARTICLES 2009 2008 2008

Brown, Warwick, Seen This Century: 100 Contemporary New Zealand Artists, A Collectors Guide, Godwit, Auckland, pg 216 – 219 Benson, Nigel, Welding a View of NZ Rural Life, ODT, pg 37 Hanton, Jamie, Innocence and Exploitation, The Press

Chihuahuas (Reuben and Toby) (2010) 01

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