Exhibition History and CV

Juliette Laird combines materials and processes from both domestic and artistic traditions, using techniques that are often laborious and repetitive. Her working methods are based on playful exploration, looking to create layered meanings and visual metaphors. Preferring a hands-on approach, she shapes the work around stories, experiences and sites. Her work has been influenced by a range of artists who are interested in material properties and allusions, such as Eva Hesse and the Surrealists. She has a particular interest in issues of place and identity.
Since completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2005 she has exhibited regularly, mostly in group shows and increasingly outdoors and is also involved in art education at primary and tertiary level.

Exhibition History:


Dreaming of summer, Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin
Conversation and tea, Open day at end of JERSEY residency, Old Folks Association, Auckland
ones own trade, The Crate, Waterfront Auckland
Between Tides, JERSEY event, Westmere Beach, Auckland [Juliette has participated annually since 2007 in this community art event, more recently playing a role in recruiting exhibitors and organising publicity]


Dreaming of summer re-visited at Celebrating Everything Polish, Museum of City and Sea, Wellington
NZ Sculpture onshore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland
Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
The chair project, Whanganui Open Studios, Waverley


Narracje 5, Gdansk, Poland
Dust 1.5, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Morrinsville
Cupboards, a family geography and material history, Group show curated by Domestic Craft and Contemporary Art Group, Artstation, Auckland


NZ Sculpture OnShore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland
Dust 1.4, Northart Gallery, Auckland


Dust 1.3, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Morrinsville
New Work, exhibition following JERSEY residency at Manthel van Reijn Gallery, Auckland


NZ Sculpture OnShore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland
House to House, Group show curated by Domestic Craft and Contemporary Art Group, Artstation, Auckland
DK’d – JERSEY 10th Anniversary exhibition, Artstation, Auckland


DUST: 1.2, St Paul Street Gallery Three, Auckland
Unravel, a JERSEY event for the 2009 Auckland Fringe Festival


POST Stitch, Lopdell House Gallery Auckland
When the Dust Settles, St Paul Street Gallery Three, Auckland
Material Properties, Group show, Northart Community Arts Centre, Auckland
The Iris Adams-Walters Trust Portrait Award, JERSEY group show, Calder and Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato, Hamilton


Under the Surface, Group show, Artstation, Auckland


E/merging – Solo show, Northart Community Arts Centre, Auckland
Still Life, JERSEY Group, Marco Gallery, Auckland
Open and shut, JERSEY group, Ppg Gallery, Auckland


Pilot 5, PILOT Project, St Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland


Flux, CVA Graduating Exhibition, The Depot Artspace, Auckland
2012 Master of Professional Studies (Visual Arts Education) with First Class Honours, University of Auckland, NZ
2006 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology
2002 Certificate in Visual Arts, Manukau Institute of Technology
1982 Diploma of Teaching, Auckland College of Education
1973 C.O.P. Art History, University of Auckland
1972 Bachelor of Arts (Politics), University of Auckland


Article – Rob Garrett’s review of Narracje 5, Gdansk, including discussion of Laird’s “Dreaming of Summer”, can be read at http://www.robgarrettcfa.com/content/2014/02/25/autumn-in-gda%C5%84sk


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