Essay: do undo redo

do undo redo

by Caroline McQuarrie Last year, while watching the Nick Cave documentary ‘One more time with feeling’, I was struck by a scene where Cave is talking about his wife, Susie Bick. He speaks of how much he loves her, but ends by saying she is ultimately a mystery to him, that all women are. Cave,… Continue Reading

Is This Enough?

Is This Enough?

Blue Oyster Art Project Space Dunedin, New Zealand 15 July – 8 August 2009 With Is this Enough? Justine Walker presents a series of video and wall works which investigate and document the pressure to perform. Following research into process, series and repetition in the everyday, her work shifts readings of abstraction and starts to… Continue Reading

do undo redo

do undo redo

My partner and I have taken a journey over the past eight years into childlessness. Five of those years we were trying to have children before we stopped, grieved and moved on. Curator and writer Susan Bright describes ‘It is just a sad journey that shows that the state of being a ‘mother’ does not… Continue Reading

Little Prince

Little Prince

My partner and I have taken a journey over the past eight years into childlessness. Five of those years we were trying to have children before we stopped, grieved and moved on. Curator and writer Susan Bright describes ‘It is just a sad journey that shows that the state of being a ‘mother’ does not… Continue Reading

Best in Show

Best in Show

‘I’m interested in the idea that the man’s fascination with the image of the woman remains fundamentally an enigma to the man himself.’ Victor Burgin. Artist Statement – Best in Show, Wellington, 2006. Investigating how women are being created for consumption I found representations of women in cyberspace. After several experiments on the construction of beauty, my fascination… Continue Reading

Thank you to the women who came before me

Thank you to the women who came before me

I gave a speech at the opening of For Sale: baby shoes, never worn at Toi Poneke in Wellington. Rumors of it seem to have spread and several people have asked me about it so I thought I would share a transcript of it here. Opening Speech – Thank you to the women who came… Continue Reading

Once upon a time

Once upon a time

2016, photographic image. Once upon a time #2 is part of a series of photographs belonging to a larger body of work responding to my experience of trying to have children but finding myself childless. In particular this series is looking at those lost quiet moments of bedtime stories and fairy tales. Fairy tales are… Continue Reading

CIRCUIT!

CIRCUIT!

Very excited to be included on CIRCUIT! You can see some of my latest video work on their site.   Continue Reading

Instagram Adventure! – For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

Instagram Adventure! – For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

For the last week of For Sale: baby shoes, never worn I took over Toi Poneke’s Instagram feed! Her she is – our super star artist @justine_walker_ For the final week of #forsalebabyshoesneverworn Justine is taking over our instagram 💓stay tuned A photo posted by Toi Pōneke Arts Centre (@toiponeke) on Oct 7, 2016 at… Continue Reading

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