Objectspace is thrilled to host an artist talk with esteemed stone artist and sculptor John Edgar. Working with stone for over four decades, for this event Edgar will be sharing some of his work and insight gleaned over these years. Edgar’s practice has been shaped by an intense engagement with the environmental and historical aspects of stone work in Aotearoa, with some of this earlier research manifesting in the influential exhibitions Pakohe (1985) and Bone, Stone Shell (1988), which Edgar curated for the Dowse Art Museum in Wellington.

Aligned with our current exhibition Ground Work, this talk will be an incredible opportunity to hear from a celebrated senior artist and expert in their field, and to connect with local craft histories and their international precedents.

Exhibiting since 1979, New Zealand sculptor John Edgar has achieved international renown. Edgar’s work is held in both public and private collections in New Zealand and abroad and he exhibits extensively. In 2009 Edgar was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to art.

Edgar lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.