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HANNAH KIDD 16 Nov - 11 Dec

Under Dog

www.milfordgalleries.co.nz

milford galleries queenstown

9A Earl Street (03) 442 6896 qtown@milfordgalleries.co.nz


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Top Dog (2013) steel rod, corrugated iron, size: 1585 x 1850 x 450 mm


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Standing Dog (2013) steel rod, corrugated iron, size: 575 x 910 x 250 mm


Leaning Dog (2013) steel rod, corrugated iron, size: 680 x 635 x 450 mm

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3 pieces; steel rod, corrugated i


Working Dog (2013) iron, farmer: 1920 x 720 x 610 mm, sheep: 920 x 1180 x 400 mm, dog: 550 x 1340 x 270 mm

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Working Dog (2013) DETAIL


Under Dog (2013) 3 pieces; steel rod, corrugated iron sheep & bird: 1020 x 1270 x 450 mm, dog: 440 x 305 x 1150 mm

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Hannah Kidd’s use of corrugated iron, a medium redolent of woolsheds and haybarns, perfectly matches her observations of working dogs and their charges in Under Dog. In Kidd’s hands, the roughened material takes on an organic, malleable appearance and brings her subjects to life.

Top Dog reveals Kidd’s unparalleled eye for capturing movement as well as her masterful technical skills. Caught in mid-leap with tongue and tail flapping, the huntaway is full of the joys of life and the startled ewe provides the perfect foil for his energy. Visually arresting, the perfectly balanced pair invites the viewer to construct the rest of the scene about them.

Designed to sit against a wall, Leaning Dog invites a pat on the head and the hard surface almost comes at a surprise. Kidd encapsulates the essence of each of her subjects so well that belief is easily suspended. The appeal of her sculptures is, in the first instance, their familiarity. This visual accessibility and tactility then taps into the viewer’s own memories – shearing time, a favourite pet, a day at the races - drawing out an emotional response to the works.

Whether exploring the New Zealand rural vernacular or the mating habits of exotic birds, it is Hannah Kidd’s ability to create a dialogue between her works and the viewer combined with her consummate sense of form and 'the moment' that singles her out as one of the country’s foremost young sculptors.


EXHIBITION PRICELIST 1

Top Dog (2013)

15,000

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Standing Dog (2013)

6,500

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Leaning Dog (2013)

7,500

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Working Dog (2013)

POA

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Under Dog (2013)

16,500

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


HANNAH KIDD b. 1979, lives Methven

Domestic Bliss (Pair) (2011)

Methvan 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 graduated in 2001 from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture. She has quickly risen to critical acclaim with her distinctive and unique work being exhibited around the world including I’m sure I’ve seen that before, Vienna, Austria (2002), Sculpture by the Sea, Australia (2007, 2009 & 2011) Sculpture by the Sea, Denmark (2009 & 2011) along with numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand. In 2010 she was the Winner of the Montalto Sculpture Award, Australia and the People’s Choice Award at NZ Sculpture OnShore and in 2012 was a finalist in the Montalto Sculpture Award, Australia and the New Zealand Wallace Art Awards.

1. Warwick Brown, Seen this Century, Godwit, 2009 2. ibid

Hannah Kidd 2013 CV P a g e |1

Milford Galleries Dunedin

www.milfordgalleries.co.nz


HANNAH KIDD b. 1979, lives Methven EDUCATION 2001

BFA Otago Polytechnic School of Art (Sculpture Major)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 2012 2011 2010

2009 2008

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013

2012 2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Spring Catalogue, milford galleries queenstown Contemporary Figure Sculpture in Aotearoa, Zelandia, Auckland Sculpture Exhibition 2013, Artis Gallery, Auckland Spring Catalogue, milford galleries queenstown Significant Works, Milford Galleries Dunedin The Earl Street Journal, milford galleries queenstown Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Australia Sculpture on the Peninsula, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury 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 NZ Sculpture OnShore, Auckland 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, Canterbury Sculpture in Central Otago, Olssen’s Vineyard, Bannockburn The Great Art Auction, NG Gallery, Christchurch

Hannah Kidd 2013 CV P a g e |2

Milford Galleries Dunedin

www.milfordgalleries.co.nz


2006

2005

2004

2003

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

RECENT AWARDS 2012 2010

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

SELECTED ARTICLES 2012 2011 2009 2008 2008

Wood, D, Hannah Kidd: In a Man’s World, Metalsmith Magazine, Vol 32, No.2, pg 58 Driessen, Erin, Dog-Art-Dog, EyeContactSite, 19 March 2012 Bertram, Gavin, Male Models, DScene, 14 September 2011, pg 13 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

Mandrill Monkey (2011

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Milford Galleries Dunedin

www.milfordgalleries.co.nz



HANNAH KIDD