2019, Found, early decadence era, Elam PGDipFA submission

I propose a fictional temporality. My work models our attempts to understand our present by looking back from an imagined future. The earth-interior is a trove of strata. These strata are the keepers of history, weaving eras and stories of past landscapes. Still, they are geologically impermanent, continually in motion – a motion which plays…

2018, Professionals Evening, Elam B, Auckland University

The direction in my work aims to pitch alternative narratives and image worlds that seek to counter 21st-century economic conditions. Over the last year my work has included video and digital imaging and sampling hybridising times and spaces, creating futures plural. These works all respond to aspects of the world in which we live. They…

2018 studio installation documentation

We are in the anthroposcene age, painfully aware of our own mortality as a species. We decry the destruction of the planet and mourn the loss of that which we hold dear.  In our time scale, future behaviours that may achieve stability demand going from incremental to transformational adaptation. Tozer slowly crushes folded paper ‘fortune…

2018 ‘Future Fossils’ Grey Gallery, Auckland

For this exhibition I have tracked significant sites. Places significant to me - nothing grand, just places I frequent regularly in my daily life or that I frequent often in memory. I’ve taken rubbings from these places. The footpath at my library, the gravel outside my studio, the tarseal in front of my home, the…

2014, Project Installation – Corner Window curated by Rob Garrett, Auckland

“Considering the way our visual field is daily under a media assault, the artist wishes to create alternatives which offer retreat and respite from daily life. Believing in the cathartic influence and potential of abstraction, Tozer’s project for Corner was devised to create “a portal to the fluid and private dream space” of the willing…

2014 ‘subject to change’ LOT23, Auckland

Philippa Blair is a New Zealand-born artist who has recently moved back to New Zealand after more than twenty years abroad, living and working in Italy, Australia and the USA. Philippa has exhibited internationally for over 35 years with over 100 solo exhibitions and 300 group shows to her credit. Most of the works for…

2012, Art in the Dark

2012, Mysterious Room 208 – Art in the Dark (Cinema Entry) – Western Park, Auckland