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

Other work

Public commissions
Aesthetica Magazine U.K. -  Entry in August 2022 edition.
"New Zealand on the Rocks" New Zealand landmarks project. Global exposure and sales.
New York Arts magazine
Craccum ; Auckland University magazine front page artwork
2005 Cargo Shed Mural, Tauranga (The Shed was eventually 'renovated' and cladded with corrugated iron but the mural is alive and well underneath it!)
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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