past event

Artist talk: Deanna Dowling

Saturday 7 Dec 2019

Deanna Dowling, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Deanna Dowling, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Join Deanna Dowling in conversation with curator Sophie Davis, discussing her project The crab and the rock: landing at the resort.

The crab and the rock: landing at the resort is the second part of a project by Deanna Dowling that extends her ongoing research into the architectural design and lifespans of domestic dwellings. Pairing moving image works with architectural interventions, the exhibition is a further development of a solo exhibition, The crab and the rock〈螃蟹與岩石〉commissioned by Enjoy and presented at Taipei Contemporary Art Center earlier this year. Taking this as a starting point, the installation speculates further on architectural relations as well as the recontextualisation of documentation and other materials within a different setting.


Deanna Dowling is an artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. She holds an MFA from Massey University. Recent exhibitions include: The crab and the rock, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei (2019); SOLO, The Dowse Art Museum, Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt (2018); The sea we built on, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Ōtepoti Dunedin (2016); Young wood is restless, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo (2016); A Tragic Delusion, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Ōtepoti (2016); Time to save a little more, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (2015). Deanna was a recipient of an Asia New Zealand Foundation residency at Youkobo Art Space in 2016, and the winner of the National Contemporary Art Award awarded by Waikato Museum in 2014.