OPENING: 5:30pm - 8.00pm, Monday 8 December
OPEN: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Caroline Campbell is an accomplished illustrator and emerging graphic artist. As an illustrator she produced commissioned artwork for Price Milburn, Thomas Nelson Australia, and Learning Media New Zealand on topics ranging from environmental issues to war and conflict, to immigrant, Maori and Polynesian worldviews and perspectives. Her artwork has also been included in the curated exhibitions Show Me (1998) and A Nest of Singing Birds (2007). In this exhibition she extends that narrative expertise in the sequential artwork designed and produced for her screened book, Josie and the Whales. In each full-page and vignette illustration, Caroline exploits the graphic qualities of dip pen and ink to tell the tale of whaling and species protection in the Southern Ocean. Through this mediation she demonstrates her skill in creating characters and landscapes evocative of Aotearoa New Zealand and relevant to younger and older audiences.
Caroline is a lecturer in visual communication design at Massey University College of Creative Arts. Her background includes a range of influences including her academic research into the representation of identity in Australasian illustrated children’s literature, the coming of age in young adult fiction, and comic book and graphic novel narratology. Her current research activity combines graphic narrative for print with sound and e technology. The result of this investigation is a hybrid text for which she has coined the term, the screened book, the sequential artwork of which is the focus of this exhibition.