• Francis Upritchard

    Gertrude Contemporary

    This has proven to be a milestone year for New Zealand–born, London-based sculptor Francis Upritchard. Her selection as one of New Zealand’s representatives for its 2009 Venice Biennale pavilion followed residencies at two of Australasia’s most significant art venues, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and Sydney’s Artspace, during which Upritchard’s practice underwent a subtle change of direction. Famed for her postcolonial confrontations with her homeland’s cultural heritage––in one series from 2002, Upritchard molded sculptures based on the shrunken heads of British

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