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Andi Regan

Cable-tie artist, Wanaka artist, Sculptor

Originally from the UK, Andi has been living in Wanaka since 2003. Her works are held in private and public collections throughout NZ and overseas. Several publications featured Andi’s work and she has held numerous exhibitions to date. She has several awards for her work and has been a finalist & award winner in the World of WearableArt show in Wellington five times.  

 


Andi Regan

Originally from the UK, Andi has been living in Wanaka since 2003. Her works are held in private and public collections throughout NZ and overseas. Several publications featured Andi’s work and she has held numerous exhibitions to date. She has several awards for her work and has been a finalist & award winner in the World of WearableArt show in Wellington five times.

 

artist statement

My work follows a process of creating forms from man-made materials that explore the natural world.

Naturally occurring patterns inspire me to play with texture and symmetry, creating uniformity and rhythm through my construction skills. Utilising thousands of plastic cable ties enables me to give a usually industrial item new life and further manipulation with colour, creates an organic feel. I enjoy the challenge of transforming these ordinary found objects into desired forms that give me a sense of accomplishment.

 

education

Bachelor of Art with Honours, Multi Media Textile Design, Loughborough University, UK  1996

Higher National Diploma, Surface Pattern Design, Leeds College of Art & Design, UK  1994

 

See Exhibitions and Awards above

awards/achievements

2015       Finalist,  Arts Gold Awards, Central Otago District Arts Trust

2014       Third Place, South Pacific Section, World of WearableArt Show, Wellington

2013       Finalist,  Arts Gold Awards, Central Otago District Arts Trust

2012 -13 Finalist,  ILT Art Awards, Invercargill

2013        Finalist,  Remake, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

2012 -13  Finalist, Objective Art Awards, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland

2011        Winner of Best use of Medium Award, Queenstown Art Awards

2011        Winner of $5,000 Art Excellence Award, Central Otago District Arts Trust

2011        Winner of  Best Applied Arts, Arrowtown Autumn Exhibition

2010 -12  Finalist World of WearableArt Show, Wellington. Honourable Mention received 2011

 

solo shows

2016       Skylands, Form Gallery, Christchurch

2010-16   Hullabaloo Art Space, Annual Show, Old Cromwell Town

2012        Guest Artist at the Spring Exhibition, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

2010        Discarded to Desirable, Department of Conservation, Wanaka

2010        Spiro, Kina Art Space, New Plymouth 

group shows/collections

2016       Floral Dreams, Kereru Gallery, Tasman

2016        All that hullabaloo, lakes District Museum & Gallery, Arrowtown

2015        Nature Nurture, Kereru Gallery, Tasman

2015        Close to the heart, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland

2014        Out of the Shed, Uxbridge Creative Centre, Howick, Auckland

2014        The WOW Factor, Te Papa Museum, Wellington. Garment ‘Bee Supporters’ displayed

2013        Hullabaloo Artists, Central Stores Art Gallery, Alexandra

2011- 16  Several Finalist Garments displayed at the World of WearableArt Museum, Nelson

2012        Second lives, Reinventing the Ordinary,  Lysaght Watt Gallery, South Taranaki

2012        Hong Kong Arts Festival, two garments included from the World of WearableArt Show

 

Publications

2013       WearableArt Book. Craig Potton Publishing, Pg 170-171

2013        Bizarre Bras  By World of Wearable Art Book. Craig Potton Publishing Pg 31-32 

2011        Your Home and Garden Magazine, Work featured in Dec/Jan edition

2010         Homestyle Magazine, Made in NZ by Andi Regan  Featured Jun/Jul edition        

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