Jim Allen

"Jim Allen was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1922. He was among the early exhibitors at the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, South Australia and Founding Head of the Art School at the Sydney College of the Arts (which later became part of the University of Sydney). Since 2000 Allen has re-staged a number of early works, such as the two-part installation O-AR (1974) and the early performances Contact (1974), Poetry for Chainsaws (1976), News (1976) and On Planting a Native (1976) in Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington. His video works have been shown widely in America, Germany and the Netherlands." - Michael Lett

CIRCUIT Projects

Jim Allen's News, RAMP Gallery, Hamilton (2016)

Selected Exhibitions

2014
News, Michael Lett, Auckland

2013
Contact, Michael Lett, Auckland

2012
The Skin of Years, Michael Lett, Auckland

2010-11
Contact, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Taranaki; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; ARTSPACE, Auckland

2006
Poetry for Chainsaws, Michael Lett, Auckland

1999
Fin De Siecle, Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand 

1998
Action replay 1V, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Action Replay, Artspace, Auckland

1997
Switched On, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

1995
New Zealand Light, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

1992
Autopsy, Soundwatch, Artspace, Auckland

1976
There are Always Elephants to be made Drunk, Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales 
Poetry for Chainsaws, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
Sending/Receiving, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia 
On Planting a Native, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia 

1974
Parangole Capes, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki
Commonwealth Games exhibition, Christchurch

1970
Arena, Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland
Mildura Sculpture Triennale, Mildura, Australia