Elliot Collins

Elliot Collins

Born in 1983, Dr. Elliot Collins works across painting, sculpture and photography. He received his practice-led Ph.D. from AUT in 2018, researching Memory Markers in the Landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand.

He has an interest in text within memorials and landscape, as well as in the symbols and motifs that represent identity-forming narratives in Aotearoa New Zealand.

His practice draws reference to poetry, language, naming, boundaries and memorials. He has a passion for te ao Māori and the regeneration of our forests and wildlife.

He exhibits nationally and internationally and is based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Artist Portrait: Courtesy Tauranga Art Gallery

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A River of Memories (Lethe), 2018
  • oil on linen
  • 500mm H x 1900mm W
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Great Lovers, 2015
  • digital archival print
  • 610mm H x 435mm W (frame)
  • Edition: 12
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A Memory of the River, 2018
  • oil on linen
  • 1000mm H x 6450mm W
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Dusk, Hokianga, 2016
  • Inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle Photorag
  • 320mm H x 425mm W (frame)
  • Ed: 2
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Collection Basket, Pakanae, 2016
  • Inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle Photorag
  • 320mm H x 425mm W (frame)
  • Ed:2
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Gathered Close in Silence, 2017
  • Framed digital archival prints and stained glass
  • 970mm H x 1990mm W
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Horizon (Barrytown), 2017
  • Acrylic on cotton canvas drop-cloth
  • 300mm H x 410mm W
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Horizon (Matata), 2017
  • Acrylic on cotton canvas drop-cloth
  • 300mm H x 410mm W
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Pipiwharauroa/Shining Cuckoo, 2016
  • stamped iron, enamel, resin
  • 30mm Dia
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The People's Republic, 2011
  • inkjet print
  • 670mm H x 500mm W (framed)
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Vincent 2010 (diptych), 2010
  • found book, oil on Hahnemühle paper
  • 605mm H x 440mm W (each)
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Héloise and Abelard #5, 2011
  • acrylic on paper (6 panels)
  • 520mm H x 980mm W
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Héloise and Abelard #8, 2011
  • acrylic on paper (6 panels)
  • 520mm H x 980mm W
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Still Small Voice, 2013
  • Oil on linen
  • 900mm H x 1500mm W
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Across the Narrow Sea, 2014
  • oil on linen
  • 900mm H x 1200mm W (each panel)
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Tabula Non Rasa, 2015
  • oil on Welsh slate
  • 410mm H x 260mm W
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Across the Narrow Sea (Diptych), 2014
  • oil on linen
  • 900mm H x 1200mm W (each panel)
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The Future is Looking Forward #2 (Great Barrier Island towards Pitcairn), 2013
  • archival photographic print on Photo rag
  • 410mm H x 635mm W
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Before You Go, 2014
  • found linen flag, linen letters
  • 3500mm H x 2500mm W
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It's More Complicated Than That, 2017
  • stamped iron, enamel, epoxy resin
  • 30mm Dia
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A Memory, 2018
  • acrylic and graphite on board
  • 265mm H x 365mm W (frame)
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Tabula Non Rasa, 2015
  • oil on Welsh slate
  • 410mm H x 260mm W
  • Open Edition / Alphabet Available
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Kāhu Road to Puketotara, 2016
  • inkjet photograph on Hahnemühle Photorag
  • 320mm H x 425mm W (frame)
  • Edition: 2
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Depart, Travel, Arrive, Stay, 2017
  • stamped iron, enamel, epoxy resin
  • 30mm Dia
  • Edition: Open
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Sports) (diptych), 2017
  • inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
  • 230mm H x 335mm W (unframed)
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Omapere Warf, Hokianga, 2017
  • inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
  • 230mm H x 345mm W (unframed)
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Bodies of Water (passed over, passed by and passed through), 2011-2018
  • video
  • 13.21 duration
  • Edition: 3
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Te Ika A Māui, 2018
  • found maps, gouache on glass
  • 745mm H x 565mm W (each)
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Whanganui River (Jerusalem/Hiruhārama), 2017
  • inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
  • 95mm H x 150mm W (unframed)
  • Unique Print
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Tokomaru Bay (Freezing Works), 2017
  • inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
  • 325mm H x 485mm W (unframed)
  • Unique Print
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Two Weeks from Anywhere, 2014
  • oil on found card
  • 570mm H x 730mm W
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Horizon (Tapu), 2017
  • Acrylic on cotton canvas drop-cloth
  • 300mm H x 410mm W
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Lives and Works, 2018
  • linen on wool with cleat and rope
  • 3050mm H x 2260mm W
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Ohaeawai, 2019
  • oil and acrylic on linen
  • 700mm H x 500mm W
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Whananaki, 2019
  • oil and acrylic on linen
  • 700mm H x 500mm W
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We Are Held Together, 2019
  • perspex and metal hoops
  • installation dimensions variable
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Lower Waihou, Hokianga, 2019
  • oil and acrylic on linen
  • 700mm H x 500mm W
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Te Paki, 2019
  • oil and acrylic on linen
  • 700mm H x 500mm W
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Pipiriki, 2019
  • oil and acrylic on linen
  • 700mm H x 500mm W
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