Denise Batchelor

"Denise Batchelor is a visual artist based in the Hokianga, in the far north of New Zealand. Working primarily in digital media (photography, video and installation), Batchelor’s focus is on ecology: the relationships of living organisms and their habitat.

“Observing the natural world is the most fulfilling thing I can do, and through my lens I share and communicate these observations with others. Conservation and sustainability are interests which also inform my work, because the earth needs our attention right now.”

Batchelor has exhibited widely in New Zealand for the past ten years, and internationally in Sweden, Germany, Italy, USA, Scotland and France. A recipient of artist residencies and art awards, her work is held in public and private collections, including the Wallace Arts Trust. Batchelor is a MFA graduate (2010) from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland." - Artist Statement

CIRCUIT Resources

Podcast with Mark Amery

CIRCUIT Projects

Experiment 120, France (2020) 
Home Movies, AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington (2019)
Masons Screen, Wellington (2016)

Selected Exhibitions

Into The Open, New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington
TIMATANGA O TE WHENUA TU ORA, Auckland Festival of Photography, Northart, Auckland
Ebb, Mokopōpaki, Auckland
RISE, (collaboration with Mick Douglas), The Performance Arcade, Wellington
Experiment 120, Lieu unique, Nantes, France 

Wilderness, Water & Wind (solo), Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland
Home Movies, AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington

Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland
Water, Geoff Wilson Gallery, Northtec, Whangarei
3D, Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu

Kauri Ora Mauri Ora, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei

Natura Naturans, A Moving Image Survey (solo), Tauranga Art Gallery
Just One Breath (solo) Wairarapa Aratoi Museum Of Art & History, Masterton
Art Is A Living Thing, Aratoi Museum Of Art & History, Masterton

New Zealand Sculpture On The Shore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland
Paper Forest, Swale, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, New York, USA
The Present Occupies No Space, Wallace Art Centre, Auckland

Denise Batchelor (solo), 30 Upstairs, Wellington
The Forest Breathes / Tane-Whakapiripiri, Nathan Homestead, Manurewa, Auckland
Nuku: Symbols Of Mana, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington
Stranded, Mason's Screen, Mason Lane, Wellington