The Censor’s Garden 2017- 2018

    Dazzle camouflage, distorts and censors events as they mechanically unfold. Large craggy constructions are propped by rickety stakes, strange militaristic shapes shoot by, pipes and planks are raised and swivel in a magnetic impasse, explosions momentarily hold their breath; all forms charting the […]

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Indecent Haste. 2013-2015

Indecent Haste (The Restructure Part 3). This series investigates a prevalent occurrence throughout varied work places in New Zealand / Aotearoa,  – ‘the restructure’. The intention is to describe the process of poorly handled change management, the psychological weaponry used and the ill informed reckonings […]

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Vesuvius and you. 2013 – 2014

Vesuvius and You Part 2 (The Restructure). An elaborate game of tactic – but mostly chance – is being had. We see lazy dog bombs, menhirs, ice bergs, broken boats, spears, figureheads formed out of red clay dug up from the volcano closest to where […]

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Taipei. 2013

This series of drawings was produced at the Taipei Artist Village Residency Programme in January 2013. The project was about reacting to the site & ideally arriving at a series of distilled or essential qualities, without recourse to the literal. Taipei is a very complicated […]

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Gully. 2013-2014

  I began this series by documenting (with photography) areas of Oakley Creek (Auckland, New Zealand) near where I work and live. The site is of historical and environmental import. I was especially interested in the Mount Albert end where the restoration is not yet […]

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Celanie. 2012

Celanie (2012) Celanie: Poems & Drawings after Paul Celan. Poems by Jack Ross & Drawings by Emma Smith. Introduction by Jack Ross. Afterword by Bronwyn Lloyd. ISBN: 978-0-473-22484-4. Pania Samplers, 3. Auckland: Pania Press, 2012. 168 pp. [cover design: Ellen Portch / Cover image: Emma […]

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Blue club. 2011-2012

Images of stillness and silence began to interest me . These works were painted mostly at night in the winter time. My studio at the time, had large windows and the colours of fading light  and silhouetted forms permeated the works.

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