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Anton Parsons


Brief biography

Born 1968, PAlmerston North, New Zealand

1990 - B.F.A. Sculpture, Canterbury University School of Fine Art, Christchurch, NZ
1990 - Rosemary Muller sculpture award, University of Canterbury
1991 - Q.E.2 Arts Council, Creative projects grant
1993 - Q.E.2 Arts Council, Professional development grant
1996 - Creative New Zealand, New work development grant

Solo exhibitions

1991 - Swimming on land, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1992 - About the size of it, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1994 - Retainer, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1994 - Breaking no new ground, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Chch
1995 - Charity starts at home, Teststrip, Auckland
1995 - Dumbox, 23a Gallery, Auckland
1995 - Clean slate, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
 
1996 - Jamb, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1996 - Guise, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
1996 - Auckland by night, Teststrip, Auckland
1997 - Light headed, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1997 - What the fuck am I doing, Spot, Auckland
1998 - The rise and fall of suburbia, Ivan Anthony, Auckland
1999 - Chromakey, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1999 - I am so green, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1999 - Deadlock, Ivan Anthony, Auckland
2002 - Jamb, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2004 - One Minute To Twelve, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

Group exhibitions

1989 - Drawing out, Artspace, Auckland
1989 - General motors, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
1990 - Art four beginners, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
1990 - Small change, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
1990 - Spacefictions, Catherine Scollay Gallery, Wellington
 
1991 - Three years on, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1992 - vogue/vague, C.S.A. Gallery, Christchurch
1992 - Five sculptors, Gregory Flint Gallery, Auckland
1992 - Group show, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
1992 - Crush, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1992 - Prospect canterbury, McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
1993 - Group show, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1994 - Art now, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
1994 - Teststrip/Knight Landesman one hour exhibition, Teststrip, Auckland
1994 - Lost ground, Jonathan Jensen Gallery, Christchurch
1994 - Group show, Fox Gallery, Auckland
1994 - Prostrate canterbury, High Street Project Gallery, Christchurch
1995 - Stop making sense, City Gallery, Wellington
1995 - Please give generously, Teststrip, Auckland
1995 - Hung up, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1995 - Record cover, Teststrip, Auckland
 
1996 - Anton Parsons and Gavin Hipkins, 23a Gallery, Auckland
1996 - There will be no opening for this exhibition, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
1997 - Signs of the times, City Gallery, Wellington
1997 - White out, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
1998 - Group show, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
1998 - Folklore, Artspace, Auckland & Seargent Gallery, Wanganui
1998 - Peep, Ivan Anthony, Auckland
1998 - Glovebox a travelling show, South, Sydney
1999 - Multiples, Ivan Anthony, Auckland
1999 - The singularity, Ivan Anthony, Auckland
1999 - Wonderlands, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
2000 - Multiples, Ivan Anthony, Auckland
2000 - Group show, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2001 - Prospect, City Gallery, Wellington

Commisions

1992 - Alphabeti, Department of Justice, High Court, Wellington
2002 - Gone Fishing, PriceWaterhouse Coopers Building, Auckland
2002 - Polyglot, North Shore District Court, Albany
2004 - Invisible City, Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Collections

Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch

Bibliography

BARR, Jim. "To be read in a single breathless rush" , Govett Brewster Art Gallery Magazine (1998).
BEATSON, Peter. "Groping the visual silence", Art New Zealand (1995).
BROWN, Warwick. "100 New Zealand Artists" (1996).
HIPKINS, Gavin. Folklore Catalogue (1998).
MCALOON, William. "Writing on the body", Art Now Catalogue (1994).
NEATE, Robin Signs of the Times Catalogue (1997).
PITTS, Priscilla. "Contemporary New Zealand Sculpture" (1998).