| Chris Bailey|
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| 1965New Zealand|Chris Bailey (artist) Wikipedia
Chris Bailey (b 1965) is a Māori sculptor and carver of Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hako, Ngati Pāoa, Te Aupōuri and Irish descent. Bailey studied Māori language and Māori material culture at the University of Auckland under Dante Bonica. He lives and works on Waiheke Island.
Gravitating towards the harder stones of basalt and granite Bailey developed form driven stone works in a larger scale while also developing his carving skills working in totara alongside carvers of Piritahi Marae on Waiheke Island.
Bailey has exhibited both nationally and internationally, winning the 2014 Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand Sculptor Award for his Bondi Points at the Bondi Beach, Sculpture by the Sea. He has received financial support from Creative New Zealand to produce works. In 2010, Ringa Whao a documentary about Bailey’s practice was produced by Rongo Productions. In 2011, he completed a public commission of carved pou situated outside Britomart Transport Centre in Auckland. Recognised for starting the pou (carved timber pallisade post) movement on Waiheke Island in recognition of the islands Māori history which saw other sculptors take up the art form in later years.Bondi Blades, Winner James Wallace Trust New Zealand Sculptor 2014 for Sculpture By The Sea Bondi, Australia
Pou Tu Te Rangi, nominated for IAPA International Public Art Award for South East Asian Region, 2014
Toi Iho , life time status granted in recognition of the quality of his stone work.
2017Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2016Imago Mundi : New Zealand Collection exhibition, Treviso, Italy.
Sculpt Oneroa, Waiheke island, New Zealand
2015Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia
Show and Tell, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, NZ
2014Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia
Te Toi Hou – Contemporary Maori Art, Northart, Auckland, NZ
2013Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Mini Masterworks 4 , Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Canada
Whatumanawa, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
Auckland Art Fair, FHE Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2012From A Distance group show, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington,NZ
Matariki, Toi Gallery, Waiheke, NZ
The Review, Milford Galleries, Dunedin, NZ
2011Headland Sculpture On the Gulf, Waiheke Island, NZ.
2010Moko Suite - Marti Freidlander/ Chris Bailey, FHE Galleries,
2009Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand
53rd Venice Biennale – St Maddalena Church, Venice, Italy
NZ Room. Collaboration with Creative NZ. June – November
6x6 International Carving Symposium, Lake Serraia, Baselga de Pine, Italy, August
Mini Masterworks III , Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Canada, October
2008Mana Whenua, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, March
Mini Masterworks II , Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Canada, March
Te Kahui o Matariki, group show and book launch,
Motuaarairoa Solo Show, FHE Galleries, Auckland, June
Tiny Treasures, De Young Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA,
Sculpture Onshore Sculpture Symposium, Takapuna, NZ, November
2007Maori Mark, The Wellington Event Centre, Wellington
Mini Masterworks, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, August
2006Chris Bailey- New Works, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, January
Art Out There Exhibition, Waiheke Island, Sculpture in the landscape,
Creative NZ Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, November
Pacific Edge 2006 The Art Bungalow, Kerikeri, February
Taatai Tupuna, Matariki exhibition Waiheke Community Art Gallery,
APEC, virtual exhibition, August 2006 – 2007
2005Toi Maori- The Eternal Thread Exhibition, Yerba Buena Centre for Arts, San Francisco, USA,
Toi Iho Exhibition ,Te Papa, NZ National Museum, NZ
2016—Kia Piritahi, Part of carving team to help complete the carvings of the traditional Maori meeting house/wharenui, Piritahi Marae, Waiheke, NZ
2014—Mata Kupenga, Public sculpture for Auckland City Council at Waiheke Public Library, Waiheke Island, Auckland.
2011—Pou Tu Te Rangi, Public sculptural installation for Britomart Art Trust, Britomart Precinct, Auckland, NZ
2010—Ringa Whao, film documentary biography on Chris Bailey.
2009—Commissioned by CNZ to provide works for the NZ Room, 53rd Venice Biennale – St Maddalena Church, Venice, Italy
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