Nelson based painter and Whitecliffe MFA Alumni Lisa Chandler has been running up quite a few air miles lately for her art. Early in May Lisa took a working holiday in Malaysia. She allocated several days to crowd spotting and placed herself in busy transit zones to record the moving traffic in photographs. These images provide the basis for her distinctive layered art works, which capture the transitory nature of people in non-places. After a quick break at her home studio in Ruby Bay Lisa flew to the UK to take part in an international conference on ‘Affective Landscapes’. She presented a paper on her art practice as part of a panel called ‘Non-Place, Wrong Place’. There were participants, from all over the UK, Europe and America. Lisa was the only participant from New Zealand.
Image: Lisa Presenting “Non-Place, Wrong Place”