“Since completing my MFA and with the acquisition of new equipment, my work is now revisiting aspects of photography learned during my BFA,” says Tracy Porteous.
A self-employed artist, Tracy’s current work explores the environment of Christchurch. She was most recently part of an Insider Project pop-up gallery exhibition, Scattershot, in Christchurch where she moved in 2012 after completing her Master of Fine Arts degree.
“Artist run spaces are important contributions to communities, especially in areas affected by disasters such as in Christchurch,” she explains.
Tracy says Whitecliffe fulfilled her thirst for knowledge of art history and contemporary art through a comprehensive, well researched and well delivered syllabus.
“Whitecliffe taught me to understand creativity as fluid and vital within global and individual contexts,” says Tracy.
She adds the Whitecliffe campus also provided her with a strong sense of community and rich, on-going connections to fellow artists.