OGIER Jo

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My work is concerned with issues of conservation,ecology and the role each of us can have in nurturing, protecting and preserving our fragile world.It seeks to promote public awareness of the unique beauty of the many endemic species of flora and fauna, plus the fragility of the ecological systems within it. This new series of woodblock prints and drawings look at some of the reasons why many of our species have been pushed into or to the brink of extinction, especially with regard to the Huia and South Island Kokako. In many cases it is our own human greed for land, minerals, timber or water that is reducing habitats for our precious species....


Jo Ogier was born in Nelson, New Zealand in 1967 and now works and lives in Sumner, Christchurch with her husband John Lory and three dogs.  An MFA graduate from the Otago School of Art, Ogier also holds a Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia), along with a series of scholarships and awards - including the William Hodges Fellowship awarded to the artist in 2000. She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and in several group shows in Australia, Japan and France. Ogier has also completed a number of large scale commissions for The Otago Museum, The Nelson Provincial Museum and The Department of Conservation.

Special Thanks to the CanterburyMuseum for allowing me to work from their amazing collection of specimens to produce many of these works. 

* Bio Supplied by the artist.

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District: Canterbury

Type: Woodblock prints and drawings

Represented by: Saffron Gallery of Art

Education: MFA graduate from the Otago School of Art, Ogier also holds a Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia), along with a series of scholarships and awards - including the William Hodges Fellowship awarded to the artist in 2000. 

Key Influences: Conservation,ecology and the role each of us can have in nurturing, protecting and preserving our fragile world.It seeks to promote public awareness of the unique beauty of the many endemic species of flora and fauna, plus the fragility of the ecological systems within it.

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