Virginia King was invited by the European Cultural Centre to exhibit during the Venice Biennale, 2019. Awarded an Antarctic Artist Fellowship in 1999, I travelled to Antarctica and on my return created Antarctic Heart, an installation of video and sculpture shown in black light. An Antarctic Artist Fellowship in 1999 was a pivotal experience, with a visit to the spectacular Lake Vanda strengthening her interest in the microsphere. Hinuera is a volcanic stone that hardens once exposed to light and heat. My exhibition Tideline, A Ten Year Survey, was presented at the Whangarei Art Museum in 1999. My sculpture was included in the Fifth Goodman-Suter Contemporary Art Project, The Maui Dynasty in Nelson, 2008 and at Kaohsiung Museum, Taiwan in 2009 with The Great Journey, In Pursuit of the Ancestral Realm. Sculpture became my preferred art form in the early 1980's. Following the death of my father when I was 12, I attended secondary school at Sacred Heart College, Hutt City and Wellington Polytechnic School of Design, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland and Chelsea Art School, Hammersmith, London. View Virginia King’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. ‘It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first came should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. Conceived to create comparisons between the nautical, botanical and anatomical, the archetypal form suggests boat hulls, and empty seedpods, associated with water and land. My sculpture was included in Current, Contemporary Oceanic Artists, at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury, London, 2011, before an Artist Residency at Holualau, Big Island, Hawaii in September the same year. The work celebrates Venice as the heart of printing in the fifteenth century, when the Republic of Venice became the centre of the printing industry in Europe. Virginia has 6 jobs listed on their profile. Sound: Includes evocative music played by three musicians from Aotearoa: Heart Strings Duo: Natarani-Cello, Sasha- Guitar and Anu Grace- Flute. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. At Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke Island I have exhibited and received the Peoples Choice Award three times; Matiatia Frond, 2003; Nautilus Whispers, 2007 ; Lookout- Pacific Radiolaria 2011. These coral forests up to 400 years old are being torn from the Southern Ocean floor, during deep sea bottom trawling. These works focus on the urgent need for stewardship and conservation of our global environment. Ancient Gorgonian coral forests still exist on the seafloor of the Southern Ocean where they provide sanctuary for all forms of juvenile marine life, providing protection from predators and the strong ocean currents. View Virginia King’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Marine grade 316 stainless steel (No. Marine grade 316 stainless steel, laser cut, hand worked and electropolished. Born in Kawakawa, Northland in 1946, as a child I lived in Ohaeawai, Kerikeri and Paihia. The sound track combines evocative music played by three musicians from Aotearoa, playing cello, guitar and flute music, the loop video plays continuously in the exhibition space. 1999. An updating catalogue was published in 2012. By magnifying and abstracting the scale of natural life forms, she draws attention to the beauty, fragility and vulnerability of our environment. I created Pacific Star, a floating installation for the opening of the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea in 1998, the same year Limpet-Shrine won the Jane Campion Memory Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney. Hoop pine plywood, natural and artificial fibre, acrylic and oil based stains and embossed text. In 1988 after reading a Canadian Ministry for the Environment report on climate change, Virginia resolved to focus her work on environmental concerns. The exhibition toured public galleries New Zealand and Australia between 2001 and 2008, including the opening of Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna O Waiwhetu. The form supporting the vessel suggests an elevated altar, referencing the majesty of life and survival. The form supporting the vessel suggests an elevated altar, referencing the majesty of life and survival. To illustrate the impossibility of regrowth of the coral forests Virginia used an archaic method of repairing Lapita Ceramic pottery, drilling and fixing the panels together with copper wire. Within Floating Language the classical Roman characters echo the characters the Latin quotation PAX TIBI MARC EVAN GELI STA MEVS, carved on the marble tablet beneath the paw of the Lion of Venice. Over the past thirty years Virginia has created a diverse range of site specific sculpture, commissioned for public locations and private collections. Many ephemeral works were filmed in and under the sea, in Antarctica and Hawaii and during other symposia. The work evokes ancient mythologies and makes reference to environmental migration, endurance, survival and hope. Hoop Pine plywood, copper wire, water jet and hand worked panels, acrylic paint, burnt pigment, and embossed text. But the sea though changed in a sinister way will continue to exist, the threat is rather to life itself…’. Virginia has 9 jobs listed on their profile. Material: Hinuera stone and gold leaf. Virginia King Sculptor was published by David Bateman Limited, 2005 (ISBN 1- 86953 -615-0)Recent Work, Virginia King 2006-2012. TV Shows. Virginia’s work references marine micro-organisms and foraminifera. Virginia King, Writer: Before Sunrise. I have three children and live and work in Auckland with Architect husband Mike. The shell cradle that protects the eggs of the female Southern Nautilus defines the form of Southern Nautilus. Fossil forms of Radiolaria date from the Cambrian era.The double-sided work references marine protozoa that produce beautiful and intricate silica exoskeletons.Pacific Radiolaria draws attention to the acidification of the oceans and the threat to marine life dependent on the balance of temperature, salinity and nutrients in the world’s oceans.Marine grade 316 Stainless steel, hand-worked. Composition of stone is 90% silica. Temporary and site specific commissioned works are included along with vessel forms that have evolved as metaphors for life and survival. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Virginia’s connections and jobs at similar companies. This performance work was floated in the Canal di Sant’Alvise and photographed and videoed during the Venice Biennale 2019. 5 of a series of 8). Following the death of my father when I was 12, I attended secondary school at Sacred Heart College, Hutt City and Wellington Polytechnic School of Design, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland and Chelsea Art School, Hammersmith, London. International Public Sculpture collections include: Pacific Star, and Colony at the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia; Limpet, Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu; Limpet-Shrine, Singapore Tourism Bureau and Leaf, Frond and Coral at the University of Singapore. The entire base of the work, Hinuera Durer was carved by hand, the Vessel, Hinuera Statuary was carved using power tools. I was commissioned to create the David Lange Memorial in Otahuhu, Auckland in 2008 and Hinaki Guardian, a six meter high sculpture was installed on the Hobsonville Wharf in 2013. Her vessel forms have evolved from symbols of exploration, migration, and nurturing, to become metaphors for life and survival. The four minute video covers my practice over the past thirty years, showing the complexity and significance of my work in the Pacific environment and providing context and reference to the work in Venice. My interactive public commissions include the Rewarewa Creek Footbridge, 1995 and Aramarama Millennium Footbridge, Mission Bay, Auckland in 2000; Koru and Raupo Rattler, 2001 at Brick Bay, Matakana, Northland; Oioi Bridge, 2002 at Connells Bay Centre for Sculpture, and Tower of Words - Tower of Silence, 2003 at Omaru Bay, Waiheke Island. The spiralling text is sea sounds, lists of words about the ocean References include places that have influenced Virginia life and the childhood memory of listening to the sea holding a shell to ones ear. This is an affirmation of her extensive body of work and position as one of New Zealand’s leading sculptors. The suspended vessel of Phantom Fleet implies rising seas, and the urgency of addressing global warming. View Virginia King’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Virginia has 10 jobs listed on their profile. Reed Vessel, a major eighteen meter sculpture installation, commissioned for the Docklands Public Art Walk, Docklands Park, Melbourne, was completed in 2004. Purchased, by Devonport City Council. Styx (Sticks) Length: 9:27 Styx (Sticks), draws parallels between the huge loss of New Zealand's ancient Kauri and the five rivers of grief represented in Greek Mythology: The video includes archival footage of the Kauri logging industry, a soundtrack of original music and my … Movies. Menu. As Distinguished Invited Artist I participated in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi in 2010 and exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, in 2011. The assemblage of floating letters alludes to the migration of language. The works reference marine life and microorganisms, drawing attention to the fragility and vulnerability of our environment. Woman of Words, a unique figurative sculpture celebrating the life of Katherine Mansfield, was installed in Lambton Quay, Wellington, 2013. Dimensions: Height 2800mm. Born in Kawakawa, Northland in 1946, as a child I lived in Ohaeawai, Kerikeri and Paihia. The video footage will be available in late 2019. x Width 600mm. The work is inspired by the shell cradle that protects and carries the eggs of the female Paper Nautilus. This is an affirmation of her extensive body of work and position as one of New Zealand’s leading sculptors. Virginia King was invited by the European Cultural Centre to exhibit during the Venice Biennale, 2019. My stone sculptures were carved during the summer series of Stone Sculpture Symposiums that were held annually at Western Springs, Auckland between 1985 and 1990. The text references navigation, endangered sea life and plunder of the ocean.