Graham Fletcher – the Tylee Cottage Artist-in-Residence, February – June 2021
Graham Fletcher has been a practicing artist since 1997 and his work to date as a New Zealand-born Samoan has explored complex cultural issues within a post‐colonial context. These ideas formed the basis for further research and in February 2010 he completed his Doctorate of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland. The numerous shows he has participated in include: Biennale d’art contemporain de Nouméa, Tjibaou, Cultural Centre, New Caledonia (2000); IKI and Thanks for All the IKA, Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania (2003); 10th Festival of Pacific Arts, American Samoa (2008); ATA: An Exhibition of Contemporary Samoan Art, Harris Gallery – University of La Verne, California (2012); Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery (2012); The Seventh Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery ‐ Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2012); Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia (2013); and Time of Others, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2015), travelling to The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2015), Singapore Art Museum (2015 ‐ 2016) and the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2016). More recently, a retrospective of Fletcher’s work entitled The Third Space: Ambiguity in the Art of Graham Fletcher (2018) was exhibited at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland and curated by Linda Tyler and Hannah Burgoyne. Fletcher lives in Dunedin and is Principal Lecturer at the Dunedin School of Art.