Waiting (For Life to Begin) at Hastings City Art Gallery, 201 Eastbourne Street, Hastings
May 19 - June 24 2018
Waiting (For Life to Begin) is an installation of multiple figures sculpted in red raku clay
"In Aotearoa New Zealand significant numbers of people and families are displaced, their lives stagnated by homelessness or inadequate housing and who may have little family or community support.
"Local sculptor Kay Bazzard challenges us to acknowledge and engage with this reality. In ‘Waiting’, Bazzard presents a series of 11 figurative images sculpted in clay. Underpinning this work is the sense of a lack of control that exist in the lives of people who are outside the mainstream of society."
The Fashionista Collection at A+E Gallery, corner of Tennyson and Hastings Streets, Napier
10 February – 2 March 2016 (Art Deco Festival) exhibition
Kay Bazzard’s exhibition of figurative sculpture being featured at the Art+Enterprise Gallery in Napier, from 10 February until 1 March is a nod of nostalgia to the fashion culture of the post-First World War era through to the 1940s and spans the season of the Art Deco Festival.
The ceramic studies explore the modishness of between-the-wars style and through them Kay Bazzard makes a commentary on the human ego, as the individually crafted characters playfully exude their fashion sense and pretension.
‘The Fashionista collection’ exhibition is particularly relevant given the February timing, when thousands flock into Napier to don their glad rags, feathers, beads and straw boaters and proudly display themselves along Marine Parade.
Materials: Fired stoneware clay, underglazes, oxides, coloured slips, acrylics, silver leaf