Exhibition Opening


Opening Event | Sat 3 October, 2pm – 5pm

This is Monique’s third solo show with the gallery, and her practice continues to go from strength to strength, with her work being collected and shown not only in New Zealand, but internationally in Australia, the USA, and Paris.

The show title Bipartiss Solucius is an ironic ‘nose thumb’ to Donald Trump – and his erratic, belligerent, and often unfathomable (not to mention intentionally misleading) use of language.

"In this time of flux and turbulence, our ability to make sense of the world seems to have been obliterated... leaving us to focus on the memes and not the message. My recent work attempts to speak to the nature of these circumstances," explains Monique.

Monique’s artworks have remarkably surprising origins; beginning life as ordinary cardboard boxes or even mundane plastic or paper bags, which she then manipulates with her body to crush, or flatten, twist and reform. She then uses special techniques to ‘petrify’ the forms with resins, pigments, plaster and paints. Once their function is removed, these objects quite literally become something far more special as a result – beautiful, awe-inspiring and deeply thoughtful artworks.

–Scott Lawrie, Director


  • Free


  • Sat 03 Oct


  • 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm


  • 2 Murdoch Road (Off Williamson Ave)
  • Grey Lynn, Auckland