Goofer Dust, Elam Project Space 2019

The practices of two MFA students, Inga Fillary and Natalie Tozer, one with a particular interest in digging and holes and the other in dirt and darkness come together to explore the transformative qualities of the hoodoo hexing material Goofer Dust. Grave dirt has been used in magic ritual as far back as ancient Egypt…

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…

2017 ‘Substrate’ Allpress Gallery, Auckland

As a process painter I have become acutely aware of how the relationship between visual components can change. Even the most delicate alteration can create a major shift in the weight, composition, energy and feeling of the work. As layers are added and old ones obscured, entirely new directions are pursued. The destination is the…

2016 – 2018 ‘Black Mirror’ Series

1. A Sightless Foetus Named Understanding - 2017 Wallace Art Awards Finalist (salon des refuses, work acquired by the collection) 2. Cameo - 2018 Mt Aspiring Art Award Finalist, Wanaka 3. Pink Washing - 2017 Walker and Hall Finalist – Waiheke Gallery, Auckland 4. For You (after Prince's debut album) - 2017 Artist Talk, Presentation and Acquisition…

2015 ‘If this then that’ LOT23

"Soundscape artist James Pinker and artist Natalie Tozer are getting together in a project to celebrate innovative creative space LOT23". Adam Gifford reports Herald Saturday, 07 November 2015

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, Harbourview Sculpture Trail – Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

Denature, Renature converses with both the environment it’s placed in and the trail participants. Natalie Tozer and John Pryor Plastic composite, Iron Ore paint finish, steel 900mm H x 1380mm W x 1150mm D This floating replica shipping container serves to remind us of the immeasurable impact we have on our environment. Recent events such…

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