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JOHN LYALL b. 1949  
 

John Lyall, Small Kiss. Installed at Akaroa 2010, Giclée print on Hahnemüle watercolour paper, 515 x 680mm
 
 



His practice is installation, but what is installed at any given time maybe objects, photographs, sound or performance, and may be installed, physically present or documented by the camera.

John Lyall was born in Sydney, Australia. He graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (double major in Sculpture; specialist areas sound and performance) from the Sydney College of the Arts in 1982.

Moving to New Zealand in 1983 he completed secondary teachers training in Auckland in 1984 and later obtained a Masters in Fine Arts, First Class Honours Sculpture from the University of Auckland in 1993?4, receiving the Fowlds Memorial Prize for pre-eminent Fine Arts Student at Elam.

Exhibiting since 1982 in solo and groups shows both within New Zealand and internationally. Including:- 2009 Select>Effect>Export, group show Te Tuhi, Auckland, Since 2004 with Nine Dragon Heads, a Korean organization which invites international artists for installation, performance and exhibition within Korea and elsewhere (ie. 2010 Arko, Korea, 2009 Jeju Island, Korea, 2006 Winter Festival Sarajevo, 2005 Dawn Light, Australia); 2005 Uncanny, group show, Artspace, Auckland, 2002 A Moa, A Math, A Mount - drawings and photographs, Auckland; 2001 Bright Paradise, Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery; Darkness and Light; looking at landscape, New Gallery, Auckland, which travelled to Melbourne; 1997 - alt.nature at Artspace, Auckland; Towards an Hyper-Feral Art Aotearoa:Picketing the Sublime; given both a Blue Displacement, and an Illuminating Vessel, Auckland Art Gallery; 1995/6 Putting our Town on the Map, Rotorua Museum of Art & History.

In 1989 and 1992 he participated in the Soundwatch festivals and in 1993 as part of a concert of three New Zealand performers at SoundCulture, Tokyo he gave a solo performance. In 1999 at SoundCulture, Auckland he presented his performance Requiem for a Moa a cyber/opera and in 2000 Requiem for (dis-located) Electronic Moa was performed in Lancaster at the 'Between Nature', conference. Waltzing the Feral was performed at Artspace, Auckland as part of the Triennale, 2001.

In 2010 he participated in the group show Wood for the Trees curated by Kate Wells at Lopell House Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland.

Lyall is also a writer, writing on Landscape, Tourism, National Identity and Visual Culture.

He is represented in private and public collection; including Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington and the Rotorua Museum of Art and History.