Gaye Jurisich is a Hamilton based artist of many years experience, with her artistic repertoire including painting, drawing and sculpture. Her sculptural works are often installations – colourful, large, bold and witty, and can be created from a variety of media from metals, through to found objects and re-used plastics. Her sculptures are embedded in the landscape, normally site specific, where she has taken direction from her surroundings.
Jurisich doesn’t intend to make beautiful things, rather she looks for a deeper purpose. She feels it is important that her work challenges ideals, initiates thought and provokes discussion about connectedness to our past and future.
She has held many solo exhibitions over the last three decades and her work has featured in headland Sculpture on the Gulf (2008), NZ Sculpture OnShore (2008) and at the Waitakaruru Sculpture Park in the Waikato. Jurisich has also exhibited extensively in the United States and Australia, and her work appears in collections in New Zealand and around the world.
This is Jurisich’s second time exhibiting in Sculpture in the Gardens.