Art on Sunday! New work going LIVE tonight: a fabulous sculpture from Hannah Kidd – widely recognised as being one of the country’s foremost young sculptors.
The appeal of her sculpture is in the first instance, their familiarity. Kidd takes inspiration from everyday New Zealand life, working dogs, hanging out the washing, life at the beach etc. She crafts her work in her Methven studio welding corrugated iron and steel. Her ability to get to the essence of the subject is unique. Kidd’s intelligence and humour are very obviously part of her creative process.
Kidd graduated from Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 2001. She has quickly risen to critical acclaim with her unique and distinctive work exhibited both in New Zealand and internationally. She has also won awards in both Australia and New Zealand including the Montalto Sculpture Award, Australia and the Sculpture on the Peninsula Award, New Zealand. She is widely recognised as being one of the country’s foremost young sculptors.