Yolunda Hickman's Signal Forest installed outside Te Papa

Acting Programme Director for Whitecliffe's Master of Fine Arts Programme Yolunda Hickman's artwork Signal Forest has been installed on Wellington's waterfront.

Signal Forest features outline-style shapes tracing outlines of animals, plants, technology and more. Each shape is covered with a vinyl pattern or an image of items from Te Papa's collection.

The winner of the seventh Four Plinths Temporary Sculpture Award, Hickman is primarily a painter and has been recognised for her work with the Mt Eden Young Artist Supreme award, as well as being nominated as a finalist in the Wallace Art Award and the Parkin Drawing Award.

She has exhibited in Sculpture on Shore, (2010), “The habit of continuously running” (2009) and “Field Essays”(2011), “Expanded Map” at RM (2013).

The official opening of the sculpture series will be held on the 17th of February 2020 at the opening of the International Arts Festival.

Hickman is the seventh winner of the Four Plinths Temporary Sculpture Award, worth $40,000. Wellington Sculpture Trust has been running the award for the last 13 years with each new winner's work displayed on the plinths for two years.

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