Jacque Gilbert “Turangawaewae 3: Travels Around Myself” 21.02 – 4.04.2009

February 21, 2009 2:47 pm Published by
Logo Gallery WM



Jacqueline Gilbert (New Zealand, 1960) shows in this exhibition part of her sequence of panoramic photographs in which she charts her movements around the world as a drama of self-expression.

The main focus of her work has centred on landscape, particularly panoramic self-portraits, using the title of Turangawaewae. This is a native Maori (NZ) word meaning standing place or place of belonging, often used to refer to the tree, the river, or the mountain to which one belongs. The three vertical panoramas are new work, shot while travelling in New Zealand last year. Photographically impressive, she shows again in these images the relationship between man and nature.

The horizontal series exhibited here was made during an artist-in residency in Can Serat, in the town of El Bruc at the base of the Montserrat mountain range 45 minutes out of Barcelona in Catalonia. Technically impressive, the sweep of the panorama encompasses as many as 17 images ‘stitched’ together. This format allows the artist to appear more than once in each scene, t



The large 3-panelled work of Montserrat was commissioned by the City of Amsterdam to hang for a year as a broad sweep of public art in front of Amsterdam’s central train station, standing 4 x 45 metres.

These images are archival C prints with UV matt protection, mounted on Di-bond. Limited edition of 3.

These images are printed on Hanhnemüle archival PhotoRag paper.
600 x 1000 mm. Limited edition of 5,

This exhibition was made possible with the support of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture



Jacqueline Gilbert
1995 – 1998 Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
1997 Exchange programme San Francisco Art Institute
1978 – 1980 University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Photography Exhibitions (selected):
Aug-Sep 08 Seizoensopening, group show, Amsterdam Centre for Fotografie (ACF)
Feb 2008 Travels around Myself, solo show, Anchorage Gallery, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
May-Jun 07 De Mama’s en de Papa’s, group show, (ACF)
Jan-Dec 2006 Commission, Panorama at Amsterdam Central Station, Amsterdam
Aug-Oct 05 Home and Horizon, solo show, National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mar-Dec 04 Solo show , Linguarama Insitute, The Hague, NL
June-Aug 2003 Panorama Amsterdam, Photography Museum (FOAM), Amsterdam
Jul-Aug 2002 Collectie Zoetendaal, Gemeente Museum, The Hague
May-June 2002 Foam in het Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Oct 2001 Parkgirls and Bushmen. Solo show, ACF
Feb 2001 Drie Luiken, group show, ACF, Amsterdam
Commissions & Stipends
2008-09 Commissioned proposal for Artwork for Detention Centre, Rotterdam Airport
Oct 2006 – Basis Stipendium, The Dutch Art Foundation for Art, Design and Architechture
2005 Art in Public Space Commission, Panorama, Amsterdam Centraal Station
2004 Project Stipendium, Urban Nature (Turangawaewae), The Amsterdam Art Foundation
Work Bought:
Erasmus University Photography Collection
William van Zoetendaal Collection
FOAM (Photography Museum Amsterdam) Collection
email: jdg@xs4all.nl