Andrew Drummond1951 - Sixty grade shake 2006
- inkjet on archival paper
Andrew Drummond is an established New Zealand artist, whose practice engages with sculpture, installation, video, drawing and photography. His work tends to focus on process and ritual, while also considering ideas of location. Drummond contemplates the entanglements of the human body, ecology, and dislocated histories within the context of the New Zealand landscape.
He considers himself a craftsman, an environmental advocate and an inventor. During the 1970s he created several documented performance works and emerged as a pioneer of performance art in New Zealand alongside artists Bruce Barber and Darcy Lange. His performances challenged traditional ways in which artists had previously worked, they underlined an unease about important environmental and political issues of the 1970s and 1980s. Today too these themes have remained constant in his work. Whether creating contemplative sculptural installations utilising natural and found materials or large-scale lively kinetic sculpture, Drummond’s work continues to speak to the natural environment, as well as exploring the relationships humans have with technology.
Source: The Central Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ: https://thecentral.co.nz/artists/andrew-drummond/works/743/