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Research from Greaves, Michael

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Michael Greaves



Michael is a Senior Lecturer in the Painting studio and holds an MFA (distinction) in Painting, a BA in Art History & Theory, and a Postgraduate degree in Teaching. His research is is driven by the seemingly contradictory world of the maker, the object and the thing. His paintings combine the visual fact and the imaginary proposal of painting in a way that identifies a slippage in our visual sensations.

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Greaves, M.J. (2018) Landfall group show at the Otago Arts Society commemorating the publication Landfall, Otago Arts Society, Dunedin Railway Station, May 25 June 17.

Greaves, M.J. (2018) The Day Brings Stange Relations. Solo exhibition in association with Inge Doesburg Gallery, The Daily Coffee Co. 366A Princess Street Dunedin New Zealand, April 6-20th 2018

Greaves, M.J., Bramwell, A., De Jong, E., Eady, S., Freeborn, C., Kikkawa, M., Madill, P., Pieters, K., Spiers, J., Taylor, C., & Thomson, K. (2017) Southern Paradigms: Contemporary Dunedin. Curated by Craig Freeborn. The James Wallace Arts Trust, Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand, 23 May - 16 July 2017.


Greaves, M.J. (2016) When Memory Becomes Excessive. Solo exhibition, AS Gallery, Dunedin. 2 September - 12 December.

Greaves, M. (2016) Questions for the Universe. Solo exhibition at the Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin. April 1-9 2016. This was an invitation to exhibit by Inge Doesburg, Gallery Director.

Greaves, M.J. (2013) Falling in love with a hologram. Limited editition artists book, Batti, ISBN 978-0-473-26690-5.

Greaves, M J. (2013) I Am Brave Yet I fear My Own Breath. Ashburton Art Gallery, 30 March - 5 May 2013. http://www.ashburtononline.co.nz/site/local-news/local-news/painter-explains-art-ideas-2.html. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2013/i-am-brave-yet-fear-my-own-breath-michael-greaves/ashburton.

Greaves. M. J. (2012) Speaking in Hushed Voices 373 George Street Dunedin March 13th 2012 http://www.michaeljgreaves.com/c/speaking-in-hushed-voices-2012

Greaves, M. (2012) Building Utopia, Group exhibition, Kusntraum Tapir Weserstrasse 11 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain,15th-23rd September 2012 http://taktberlin.org/gallery/exhibitions/2012/building%20Utopia.htm

Greaves, M. (2012) 2thepowerof2 Pyramid Scheme Xponential Art Avalanche, Group show, Sponsored by Sculpture Berlin and Uferhallen Kunstaktien, Flat LUX 5+5 03.08.2012, Body 10+5 10.08.2012, Spirit 15+5 17.08.2012, Creation 20+5 24.08.2012, Uferstraße 6,Wedding, Berlin 13357, Germany.

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Greaves, M.J. (2018) Contingency and the Institutividual June 27-29th 2018, Emily Carr University of Arts and Design, Vancouver, Canada http://artsinsociety.com/2018-conference/program

Edited Book/Special Edition

Greaves, M.J. Joseph, M. Lovell-Smith, A. Miles, K. D. Bardass, R. (2017) Spaces between. This edited book encompasses the first collection of curated shows at AS Gallery, a Post-Graduate Art Space in conjunction with Webb Farry Lawyers Dunedin. AS Gallery, Dunedin.

Conference Contribution - Other

Greaves, M.J. (2015) Economies of Aesthetics: Considering the terrain of Art and Design in new synergies. Art and Design Symposium, Dunedin School of Art, 16 - 17 October 2016.

Oral Presentation

Greaves, M.J. (2013) I am Brave Yet I fear My Own Breath Ashburton Art Gallery. Monday 15th April 2013


Greaves, M. J. & Foley, S. (2013) Into the Deep. Interview with Sam Foley to accompany 'Into the Deep', Whitespace Gallery Auckland, 19 March - 7 April 2013. http://issuu.com/whitespacecontemporaryart/docs/samfoleyintothedeep?e=7419874/1721870

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