Sam Farquhar is of Scottish, English and Ngati Rahiri descent.
An exhibition of her work opens 5.30pm Thursday 24 June
at Kura Gallery in Auckland, through to 25 July.
The show is a mix of framed and unframed prints, past and present.
|Sam Farquhar, Te Whetu Tuatahi|
limited edition print, 51x37cm
Sam currently resides on family land in rural Helensville, north of Auckland.
Sam graduated with a Diploma in Textile & Design at Wellington Polytechnic in the 90s,
followed by completing post-graduate studies in Nelson.
She embarked on producing woodblock prints and small canvas blocks (depicting native themes)
to supply a selection of galleries in Aotearoa.
Sam also worked in the film industry in the art and costume departments.
Sam exhibits regularly with printmakers of Toi Whakataa Press –
a printmakers collective that is made up of strong and established individual printmakers.
Sam describes her work as very graphic.
She uses the print technique of woodcut to express and convey movement and emotion with line.
Sam’s images depict a mix of Maori mythology and narratives from New Zealand history,
often placing them into her immediate environment,
or into landscapes which she strongly identifies with.
For more information see www.kuragallery.co.nz