Campbell Patterson

"Campbell Patterson was born in Portsmouth, England, and lives and works in Auckland. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.

Patterson's practice is driven by every day experiences in the suburban environment and he uses a variety of mediums flexibly and interchangeably. He has a interest in observation and marking units and passage of time. 
His short videos and sculptural objects have been described as walking a fine line between stoic pragmatism and repetitive absurdity, and his paintings have been referred to as stemming from his conscious immersion in the mundane. In his video work he documents the use of his own body and its interactions with his immediate environment such as Holding my Mother (ongoing), where he does just that, for as long as he can."

CIRCUIT Resources

Review by Robyn Maree Pickens (2018)
Essay by Georgina Watson (2015)

CIRCUIT Projects

Personal Space, AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington; Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland; RAMP Gallery, Hamilton; Christchurch Arts Centre. 

Selected Exhibitions

The body and it’s outside, Michael Lett, Auckland

Personal Space, Christchurch Arts Centre, RAMP Gallery 

Diaries (solo), Michael Lett, Auckland
Toot foor (solo), The Pah Homestead, Auckland
Personal Space, CIRCUIT/AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington; Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland

Toot foor (solo), Hocken Collections, Dunedin
They Say I Look Like My Mother, 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney, Australia
Space Suit, Textiles, Sculpture and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Abject Failures, Hastings City Art Gallery

Call Sick (solo), Dunedin Public Art Gallery  
Moods of Infinity (solo), Michael Lett, Auckland
Recent Acquisitions, Recent Developments, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Task Action, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

Implicated and Immune, Michael Lett, Auckland
Honky Tonkin’, Te Uru, Auckland
new normal music, Michael Lett, Auckland
Art as a Verb, Artspace, Sydney, (Aus)
i) Duplex King Mob, Michael Lett, Auckland

watching, Fuzzy Vibes, Auckland
Back in the World, Michael Lett, Auckland
The Network was desperate for new hits, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch

Nestbeschmutzer, Southward Reid Gallery, London, (UK)
21st Century Collecting: Recent Acquisitions From The VUW Art Collection, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
Vision Mixer, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Hue and Cry Lightbox Project, Courtney Place Lightboxes, Wellington
Campbell Patterson @ 30upstairs, 30upstairs, Wellington

Steve Carr, Len Lye and Campbell Patterson, Michael Lett, Auckland
Letter from Alice May Williams, Michael Lett, Auckland
HEIRS, 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney, (Aus)
There’s a Hole in the Sky, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, (Aus)
Made Active: The Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
So Tired, Michael Lett, Auckland

Boys from the Black Stuff, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Auckland Art Fair, Michael Lett Stand, Auckland
Without Words, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, (Aus)
Reason and Rhyme, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, (Aus)