Davina Stephens

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DAVINA STEPHENS
Born August 24, 1968, Wellington, New Zealand
Lives between Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and the Pacific

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
"Revealing the archipelago", Amankila, Bali, Indonesia
2011
Ganesha Gallery "From Bali with love", Bali, Indonesia
2009
"Floating Map", Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
"This side of paradise", Ganesha Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
"Days future Passed", Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2006
Galerie Indonesia "Free Transport", Sao Paolo, Brazil
2001
"National Highway NH-17", Vis-a-vis Gallery, Delhi, India


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
“ART• BALI 2019: Speculative Memories (Ingatan-Ingatan Spekulatif)”, AB • BC Building, Bali Collection, ITDC Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
"The Garden", Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand
2018
Cush Cush Gallery, American Club, Singapore
2015
"My exquisite corpse", Biasa Art Space, Bali, Indonesia 2014 Biasa Art Space, "A collection of works by", Bali, Indonesia
2010
"Paper Power", Maha art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
2005
Vas Felix Estate Gallery, Perth, Australia
"Space and Scape", Bali Biennale 2005, Bali, Indonesia
2002
“Fontainhas Heritage Festival of the Arts”, Panjim, Goa, India
ARTWORK
This installation consists of a combination of wood carvings presented from various functions and consensus. These images engraved on the woods are Davina’s records of Balinese landscapes, a New Zealand artist. She has spent her life in Bali since 1974 (when she was 7 years old). Bali is her place to play and her memories of the natural space. The frequent motifs that appear here are forests, trees, ocean landscape, hair buns, waves and mountains. Some of the images are artifacts from her previous artworks. Media transfer is one of the activities happening about this work. At the same time, this work comes from an idea about the Braille script. The interaction that is built up from this work tries to find a new space/dimension of an artwork. When the sense of sight and the sense of touch are combined in the same medium and material, will the way we understand reality still be the same?
A White Palette Can Make A Lot of Noise
300 x 150 x 12 cm; 240 x 400 x 12 cm; 240 x 120 x 90 cm | Installation | 2006 -2018


My Village 1
185 x 100 cm | Wood and acrylic | 2018


My Village 2
200 x 90 cm | Wood and acrylic | 2018


Ombak Bali
4 panels 58 x 125 cm | Wood and acrylic | 2018


Scallops
56 x 134 cm | Wood and acrylic | 2018


Sky, Earth, and Sea
122 x 244 cm | Wood and acrylic | 2006-2010