Gina Ferguson was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1965. She graduated with a BFA from Canterbury University in 1990 majoring in sculpture and an MFA from RMIT (Melbourne, Australia) in 1999. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries: Design and Contemporary Arts at Unitec, Auckland, and enjoys the relationship between education and practice.
Ferguson has exhibited in both New Zealand and Australia. She primarily creates installations, but is also involved in a wider range of art and craft practices. Interests in the temporal, socio-cultural discourse, personal narratives, gender, music, film, theory, interactivity and relational aesthetics continue to inform her practice. She often uses ceramics, wool, hair, twine, rubber, wire, plastic ties, fabric, wood, and other found or recycled materials.
She has exhibited widely in New Zealand, has twice been a finalist in the annual Wallace Art Awards, and exhibited in numerous outdoor sculpture exhibitions including headland: Sculpture on the Gulf 2011, 2013; NZ Sculpture onShore 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2016 Harbourview Sculpture Trail.
This is Ferguson’s first time exhibiting in Sculpture in the Gardens.