Heidi Brickell

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Artist bio

Heidi Brickell (Te Hika o Papauma, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tara, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Apakura,) is based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her practice explores how integrated lineages of mātauranga inform our psychological and relational spheres. 

Her recent major solo exhibition PAKANGA FOR THE LOSTGIRL curated by Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua opened at St Paul’s Street Gallery in May 2022, travelled to The Physics Room, Ōtautahi, in August and is set for another iteration at The Engine Room, Te Whānganui ā-Tara, this March. Other recent solo projects include Alluvial Hours at Laree Payne Gallery, Kirikiriroa (2021), and Floundering Arms Swallowed by Pendent Whenua at Paludal, Ōtautahi (2021). She was also in Wiggling together, falling apart at Michael Lett Gallery (current until 10 December), Te Whānau Marama 2.0 with Season (2022), Outgrowth alongside Salome Tanuvasa at Mother¿ (2020), He Pāoro Perea with Maia MacDonald at Kaukau, Te Whānganui-ā-Tara (2021) and Nine Māori Painters at Tim Melville Gallery (2020), Tāmaki Makaurau.

Brickell was the 2021 recipient of the Molly Morpeth-Canaday Akel Award and has work held in collections of Te Puna Waiwhetū | Christchurch Art Gallery and The Dowse Art Museum. In 2011 she graduated with a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. 

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