Mike Heynes

b. 1971

"My work involves an ongoing exploration of consumer culture, realized through the use of mass produced plastic toys and kitset models. I work with video, installation and diorama and my projects often examine aspects of the entertainment industry – producing related screenprinted t-shirts, vinyl graphics and single edition action figures. My animation is a simulacra, the materials revealing processes of construction.” - MH

Education
MFA, Massey University, Wellington 2013
BA Majoring in Theatre and Film, Victoria University, Wellington 1997

Selected Exhibitions 2016 - 2002
Fantastic Scenes from Hiroshima New Zealand Farm
Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2016)

News from the Uruguay Round, Enjoy Art Gallery
(Feb 2016) / Auckland Art Fair (May 2016)

Location!...location?, Masons Screen (2016)
Borderless (group screening) Rotterdam International Film Festival  (2016)
CIRCUIT Market Screening, Oberhausen International Film Festival  (2016)

PopCAANZ Festival (group) Massey University (2015)

Goodnight Kiwi (group), ikono on air (Sept), filmessay.com (Dec)
curated by Mark Williams (2014)

Tele Visions (group), Sydney  (2014)
A Thin Thread, 30upstairs, Wellington (2013)

Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004–2013 (group)
curated by Aaron Lister and Mark Williams  (2013)

Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding? (group), Enjoy Gallery
curated by Claudia Arozqueta and Mark Williams (2012)

Ghost Town, Pelorus Trust mediagallery, New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington (2012)
Local Knowledge (group) Dowse Art Museum, curated by Emma Bugden (2011)
Collected Fictions (group) Waikato Art Museum, curated by Kim Paton (2011)
Strings Attached (group) Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, curated by Stuart Shepherd (2010)
Strata (group), Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, curated by Aotearoa Digital Arts (2010)

The Littlest Noise Musician, music video for Mr Pudding, Radio with Pictures (group)
curated by Jessica Reid Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington (2007)

SCHLOCK HORROR, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington (2005)
LEGENDS OF KIRKVILLE, City Gallery Wellington cinema, Wellington (2002)