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date: 22 August 2019

Hellyar, Christinelocked

(b New Plymouth, Oct 2, 1947).
  • Michael Dunn


(b New Plymouth, Oct 2, 1947).

New Zealand sculptor. She studied at the School of Fine Arts, Auckland (1966–9). During 1974 and 1979 she lived and worked in Britain. In 1982 she became a lecturer in sculpture at the School of Art, Auckland. Hellyar’s sculpture makes extensive use of found objects and recycling. In her early works, many of which show the influence of Pop art and the women’s movement, she used latex as a material and chose to avoid the solid, monumental qualities of bronze and stone. She also used stone tool forms and craft techniques, reflecting her interest in ethnography. Much of her work is presented in pieces arranged on trays, on the floor or in cupboards and boxes. Examples of her sculpture are Country Clothesline (1972; New Plymouth, NZ, Govett-Brewster A.G.) and Tool Trays (1982; Auckland, C.A.G.).

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