PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                                                               2020, 2019 mothermother artist run project, Founder                                                                                                           2020 MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland                                                                                                     2019 Summer Scholarship, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland                                                                           2019 PGDipFA with distinction, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2018 Art Ache Curator, LOT23
2018 Mt Aspiring Art Award Finalist, Wanaka
2017 Wallace Art Awards Finalist (salon des refuses, work acquired by the collection)
2017 Venice Bienalle Vernissage Trip
2017 Artist Talk, Presentation and Acquisition for Venus Collection III
2016, 2017 Guest Curator for 48 hours of broadcast television of art, Art Your TV, Sky NZ
2015, 2016 Guest curator for Threaded Magazine ‘pigeon hole’ page
2015, Taiwhtuki House of Death (Lisa Reihana Walters Prize nomination) production manager
2015 Q Theatre guest curator, Q presents season
2015 Art Ache guest curator, Golden Dawn Auckland
2015 Arch Hill Art Wall open air gallery curator, Great North Rd, Auckland
2014 Slide presentation and talk, Blikfang Art and Antiques, Auckland
2013 Knucklebones (Elliot Francis Stewart mural documentation) Producer
2009, 2011, 2014, 2017 Walker and Hall Finalist – Waiheke Gallery, Auckland
2005 Trade Certified Picture Framer, specialising in Paper conservation
2005 Venice Bienalle Trip
2000-2001 BFA Elam Fine Art School Auckland University
1997-1999 BDes Wellington Design School Victoria University (cross-credited to Elam)

SOLO SHOWS                                                                                                                                                                                 2020 Salted Earth (duo show with George Turner) Sosage, Auckland                                                                                 2019 Goofer Dust (duo show with Inga Fillary), Elam Project Space, Auckland
2018 Future Fossils, Grey Gallery, Auckland
2017 Substrate, Allpress Gallery, Auckland
2015 If this then that (duo show with James Pinker), LOT23, Auckland
2014 subject to change (duo show with Philippa Blair), LOT23, Auckland
2014 Project Installation, Corner Window curated by Rob Garrett, Auckland
2013 Punch+Black, Waiheke Gallery, Auckland
2010 Biomorphs, Satellite Gallery, Auckland

GROUP SHOWS                                                                                                                                                                             2020 Emerging Artists show, Sanderson Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland.                                                                                 2018 Critical Groupings, Elam Post Graduate show, LOT23
2018 Professionals Evening, Elam B, Auckland University
2018 Art Fair VIP event, Elam B, Auckland University
2016 The Great Curve, Pierre Peters Gallery, Parnell Auckland
2015 Blikfang Speakers group show, Blikfang Auckland
2015 Calling all dreamers, Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu, Hokianga
2015 Bene Commune, LOT23, curated by Stephen Bambury
2015 Wharepuke Sculpture Park Awards exhibition, Kerikeri
2014 Through Different Eyes, Artstation, Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland
2014 Art Ache, Golden Dawn, Auckland
2014 Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
2009, 2011, 2014, 2017 Walker and Hall Finalists exhibitions, Waiheke Gallery, Auckland
2013 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf (Invited Artist, Pavilion), Waiheke Island, Auckland
2012 Mysterious Room 208, Art in the Dark (Cinema Entry), Western Park, Auckland

I’m interested in the soft unfurling emergence of the next generation, in an overarching context of care, consideration, gift and long thinking. To explore and realise these interests I founded the mothermother project, a permanent exhibition platform where female programming is at its heart and kaupapa. This is a project that evolves as artists invite artists to explore a philosophy of exchange. The project fosters connections by providing space for artists to make contact with artists they admire, or who they wish to thank or reach out to, or simply acknowledge, to initiate an exchange of space. The taonga gifted to the project is the artist’s invitation to the next artist. This generational process is inspired by story telling and knowledge sharing in the spirit of our mothers before us. The project aims to activate curatorial practice, challenging normative modes of gallery representation.

My personal practice also embodies this line of enquiry. In these modes of non- hierarchical, collective, circular thinking I’m looking at symbiotic relationships, assemblages, entanglements and improbable cohabitations and collaborations. My ongoing ground series explores how we can amalgamate or fuse with our environments to access alternative futures.

Natalie Tozer works across a range of media including painting, sculpture and video. Her work has been selected by the Wallace Arts Trust, the Pavilion at the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island, Art in the Dark and for several Walker and Hall finalists exhibitions. Natalie is a MFA candidate at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University. She produces a range of cultural events and media at LOT23 studio, Auckland. She is the founder of the artists run project ‘mothermother’ which supports 100% female programming. Recent artists who have been invited into the project include Et al., Judy Darragh, Hye Rim Lee, Teresa Peters, Rebecca Wallis, Inga Fillary, Natalie Tozer and Philippa Blair.