Jim Allen

b. 1922

"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

News, Michael Lett, Auckland

Contact, Michael Lett, Auckland

The Skin of Years, Michael Lett, Auckland

Contact, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Wellington; Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland

Poetry for Chainsaws, Michael Lett, Auckland

Fin De Siecle, Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth 

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

Switched On, Manawatū Art Gallery, Palmerston North

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

Autopsy, Soundwatch, Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland

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

Parangole Capes, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki, Auckland 
Commonwealth Games exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū

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