About Spaced Art

Ursula Macfarlane

Ursula Macfarlane

As a mathematically-minded fan of astronomy, sci-fi, and the ever- shifting shades of nature, I enjoy creating alternate views of our world for people to enjoy thinking about. The idea of parallel universes is very appealing, and I explore this by contrasting night and day, black and white versus colour, and mix up paints and photographs at random.

I am continuously experimenting with various media, and methods of display, and recently completed a 31 day project focusing on the Wairarapa in New Zealand. It was thoroughly enjoyable exploring the area and finding secret places, then posting a daily drawing.

“On the Rocks” is another delightful project which still sells 20 years on from the first image of Mt Maunganui.

I have exhibited in various places around the country and regularly create pieces for the seasonal exhibitions at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington.

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Past Work

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington NZ - Seasonal exhibitions - regular exhibitor   
Dec 2022-Feb2023; Wellington Arts Review, Whirinaki Whare Taonga   
October 2022; Heart of Arts, Carterton   
June 2022; Heart of Arts, Carterton   
August 2021 - "Drawing the Wairarapa in 31 Days", Heart of Arts, Carterton   
Dec 2021-Feb 2022 NZ Sotheby's International Realty Art Review at Aratoi, Masterton (Entry SOLD)   
January 2020; Summer exhibition, NZAFA   
November 2019; Heart of Arts, Carterton   
June / December: NZAFA, Wellington   
March 2019 Thistle Hall WELLINGTON   
Feb 2018 "Quirks and Charming Strangeness", Heart of Arts, Carterton   
Mar 29 - Jul 31 2018 Paintings at Pukaha, Mt Bruce.   
Apr 1 - Apr 29 2018 NZ Academy of Fine Arts Autumn Exhibition, Wellington   
May 2018 Wairarapa Art Sale, Featherston   
August 2018 - Aratoi, Masterton   
Sept 2018 Big Wai Art sale, Carterton   
Dec 2017- present; Regular exhibitor at ConArt container gallery, Masterton   
Dec 2017 NZ Academy of Fine Arts Summer Exhibition, Wellington   
May 2017 Wairarapa Art Sale, Featherston   
Dec 2017 Wairarapa Art Review, Aratoi   
Sept 2017 Big Wai Art sale, Carterton   
October 2006 NZ Academy of Fine Arts Solo Exhibition, Wellington   
June 2005 Women's Work - Gisborne   
February 2005 NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington   
July 2005 NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington   
Jan 2004 Te Uku Gallery, SH23, Raglan   
February 2003 Molly Morpeth Canaday exhibition   
November 2003 4 Art Sake, Ohope (featured artist)   
September 2002 Pyromania, Tauranga   

Other Work

Aesthetica Magazine U.K. - Entry in August 2022 edition.   
2005 Cargo Shed Mural, Tauranga (The Shed was eventually 'renovated' and cladded with corrugated iron but the mural is alive and well underneath it!)   
Craccum; Auckland University magazine front page artwork   
New York Arts magazine   
"New Zealand on the Rocks" New Zealand landmarks project. Global exposure and sales.   
Corporate artworks for Waikato University, Port of Tauranga, KiwiPollen.   
Corporate gifts of individually painted canvasses for VASS, NZ (now "Inclusive NZ")   


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