XV - the artists (Part 2)

In the second of a five part series we introduce three more of the artists involved in XV: Fiona Tunnicliffe, Flox and Jane Crisp.

XV artists: Fiona Tunnicliffe, Flox (with Michel Tuffery) & Jane Crisp

From left to right: Fiona Tunnicliffe 'Blue Rabbit', Flox 'Kite' Jane Crisp 'Serendipity'


Over the last twenty years, award winning New Zealand potter Fiona Tunnicliffe has hand-made and sculpted many different animals. Fiona’s passion for clay started during her school years and a ceramic course at Wanganui Polytechnic soon followed.
Her love of animals and sense of humour is reflected in her creations and along with the surface treatments of the clay, makes her work distinctive and desirable.

Flox (Hayley King) is well known throughout the New Zealand art community with her work adorning private walls and public spaces. Her more publicized work has included a splash back in TV's "The Block" and a contribution to the Whitaker's Big Egg Hunt. A fledgling Flox emerged around a decade ago around Auckland's K Road. Using the city as her canvas Flox soon found recognition. Her contribution to XV is a collaboration with Michel Tuffery another highly acclaimed NZ artist. Michel works in a variety of media and his contribution to the visibility and recognition of contemporary Pacific art resulted in him being award a MNZM. Michel often works in collaboration with other artists to realise his performance and installation projects. 

Contemporary realist artist Jane Crisp was described at school as having an 'extremely sensitive eye'. Living and working from her home studio the Waikato, Jane describes her work as an attempt to capture the reality of the natural world without reproducing specific instances. Although she uses a camera for her artistic studies, her finished paintings are built up as composites, often with the embellishment of found items from second-hand shops. Large self taught, the images become miniature stage plays, often with the finished composition arrived at by the artist's intuition alone, rather than from any specific scene. 

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