© by Mandy Patmore.

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about me

Mandy Patmore is a multi-media environmental artist who lives in Karekare, on Auckland’s west coast. She has a passionate relationship with her local environment and her work reflects this; looking at the past, present and future of our land, and human interactions with it. Primarily a painter, Patmore's current work focuses largely on deforestation and habitat loss in New Zealand, and the plight of many endangered native species.

 

In 2009 she was the lead artist on the Piha domain footbridge, which won the NZ Recreation Association Award for most outstanding project. The aim of this arts bridge was to create more understanding of our endangered endemic long finned eel, and educate the public about the incredible journey of this creature and highlight the concerns about its decline.

 

Patmore is based at Corban Estate Arts Centre, where she is the Creative Director of Kakano Youth Arts Collective –  a unique visual arts programme, which works with young artists aged between 13 and 20 who have struggled in mainstream education. Beginning in 2013 as a pilot programme, the Collective helps young people to develop their studio practice, self esteem and self worth, and move their lives in a positive new direction.

Patmore has worked in the arts industry for the last 20 years; as Arts Educator, Project Manager, freelance artist and as an Environmental Arts Coordinator for Auckland Council.  She has created and project managed numerous large scale artworks, including what is thought to be Aucklands largest community mural, involving over 1000 members of the public.

awards / achievements

KEEP NEW ZEALAND WALL WORTHY AWARD 2013 - Winner

 

ART IN THE CENTRE COMPETITION, CORBAN ESTATE ARTS CENTRE 2012 - Runner up

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF ‘ KEI TUA MEI’ 2010 - Auckland’s largest community arts project involving over 1000 community members.

 

DESIGNER OF THE PIHA DOMAIN FOOTBRIDGE 2009 - The Story of the Eel. Winner of the NZ Recreation Association Award for Most Outstanding Project

ARC SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT AWARDS 2008 - Commended

 

exhibitions

HOME: Studio One, Toi Tu, October 2018

RONGORONGO: With Jermaine Reihana, Charlotte Graham and Cora Allen Wickcliffe, Barrelstore, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Sept 2018

 

GOING GOING GONE: With Jermaine Reihana and Melissa Hastings - Cellar, Corban Estate Arts Centre, April 2018

RERETAHI: With Jermaine Reihana, Barrelstore, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Sept 2017

 

WAITAKERE COLLEGE FOUNDATION AUCTION: 2017

NOHANGA: Arataki Visitor Centre, March 2017

TO AND FRO: Group exhibition, Depot Artspace, October 2016

AUCKLAND GRAMMER ART AUCTION: November 2016

MARIST COLLEGE ART AUCTION: November 2016

TO AND FRO: Group exhibition, Depot Artspace, October 2016

HABITAT: With Angela Tiatia and Ross Malcolm, Homestead Galleries, Corban Estate Arts Centre, November 2015

AFFORDABLE ART SHOW: Group exhibition, Corban Estate Arts Centre, December 2013

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Group exhibition, Corban Estate Arts Centre, March 2013

KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY: West Coast Gallery, May - June 2012

ART IN THE CENTRE: Group exhibition, Corban Estate Arts Centre, September 2011

NGA TUAHINE MATARIKI: Group exhibition of women artists, West Coast Gallery, June - July 2007

PERSPECTIVE: Solo exhibition, Waitakere City Council, June - July 2007

EARTHWORKS: Solo exhibition, Signal Gallery, November - December 2006

HIDDEN DEPTHS: Solo exhibition, West Coast Gallery, February 2006

FROM HERE TO THERE: Solo exhibition, West Coast Gallery, December 2004 - January 2005

 

 

 

article links

OUR AUCKLANDNew exhibition to inhabit Arataki

WESTERN LEADEREnvironmental art at Arataki

SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS, CULTUREThe art of conservation and capitalism

SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS, REGIONALPiha footbridge opened

PIHA R&R ASSOCIATIONEel Bridge Wins NZ Recreation Award

RNZ PODCAST - Auckland art school offers disadvantaged kids a future