Elliot Collins

Memory Markers

06 - 31 March 2018
The Dark and Dusty Road to Moureeses

Elliot Collins’ Memory Markers includes a trio of text paintings, a pair of sculptures using French Bay oyster shells, a suite of single-edition photographs, a 4-part work created from found maps, and a poem.

The exhibition is the artist’s tenth at Tim Melville and is a partial re-iteration of his 2017 PhD show, Surveyor, where he considered ideas of place-naming, absence, silence and speech within the monuments, memorials and ‘memory markers’ of Aotearoa New Zealand.

As a non-indigenous landscape artist born in New Zealand Collins is interested in investigating the ways his multidisciplinary studio practice relates to historical artworks, to modernist perceptions, and to local traditions of landscape painting.

By walking the tracks and paths of certain memory markers, and by observing and referencing human intervention in the landscape, Collins hopes to reveal the lingering effect of complex memory within our social spaces.

Photograhy: Kallan MacLeod

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Elliot Collins
A Memory of Summer (with R. Paton)
2018
oil on found painting
330mm H x 770mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Elliot Collins
Test Artist
Elliot Collins, Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
Omapere Warf, Hokianga
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
460mm H x 555mm H (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
Te Ika A Māui
2018
found maps, gouache on glass
745mm H x 565mm W (each)

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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
The Worn Grass (diptych)
2017
charcoal from burnt apple tree logs at Te Pou Rongo Marae (Rānana, Whanganui) on felt/cloth tables
730mm H x 730mm W (each)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Elliot Collins
Remember
2017
latex, lead
630mm H x 640mm W x 770mm D

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Elliot Collins
Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Sports) (diptych)
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
230mm H x 335mm W (unframed)

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Elliot Collins
The Memory of a Voyage
2017
lacquer on plaster
665mm H x 520mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Elliot Collins
Sacred to the Memory of Unspoken Things
2017
lacquer on plaster
665mm H x 520mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
The Weight of Memory (after Bruce Nauman)
2018
acid free paper
420mm H x 297mm W

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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
The Dark and Dusty Road to Moureeses, Whananaki
2016
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
490mm H x 610mm W (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
Kawakawa (Urenui, Taranaki)
2016
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
450mm H x 555mm W (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
The Hebe is a Sacred Plant Tracing Back to Hokianga
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
325mm H x 275mm W (frame)
Edition: 10

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Elliot Collins
Outside the mind of the world
2017
found book, oyster shell (French Bay), manuka essential oil, brass, water from a spring below Mangere/Te Pane a Mataaho
280mm H x 280mm W x 210mm D

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Elliot Collins
Human Occupancy is like a glow upon the verge of darkness
2017
charred wood (Sandy Bay, Whananaki), copper rod, oyster shell (French Bay), manuka essential oil, water from a spring below Mangere/Te Pane a Mataaho
430mm H x 245mm W x 120mm D

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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
Tokomaru Bay (Freezing Works)
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
575mm H x 735mm W (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
Maketu (Landing place, Arawa Waka)
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
575mm H x 735mm W (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
Bodies of Water (passed over, passed by and passed through)
2011-2018
video
13.21 duration
Edition: 3

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Elliot Collins
Whanganui River (Jerusalem/Hiruhārama)
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
325mm H x 275mm W (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
United Tribes of New Zealand
2017
inkjet photograph on Ilford Galerie Prestige
325mm H x 275mm W (frame)
Unique Print

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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
Depart, Travel, Arrive, Stay
2017
stamped iron, enamel, epoxy resin
30mm Dia
Edition: Open

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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018


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Elliot Collins
Memory Markers
2018
Installation: Tim Melville Gallery, March 2018

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Elliot Collins
Te Ika A Māui
2018
found maps, gouache on glass
745mm H x 565mm W
1 of 4

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Elliot Collins
Te Ika A Māui
2018
found maps, gouache on glass
745mm H x 565mm W
2 of 4

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Elliot Collins
Te Ika A Māui
2018
found maps, gouache on glass
745mm H x 565mm W
3 of 4

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Elliot Collins
Te Ika A Māui
2018
found maps, gouache on glass
745mm H x 565mm W
4 of 4