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Research from Wassenaar, Marion

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Marion Wassenaar



Marion is a lecturer in the Print Studio and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the Dunedin School of Art in 2013. Her art practice includes print, sculpture, photography and curating while her research investigates experimental processes that consider the impact of human activity in the social and ecological environment. Marion also works in administration at the Dunedin School of Art and is collections coordinator for the OP art collection.

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Wassenaar, M. (2018) Unplugged. Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2018 exhibition at Malcolm Smith Gallery, UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, 9 July – 19 August 2018. 1st prize. Judged by Paul Brobbel (Senior Curator - Govett Brewster & Len Lye Centre)

Wassenaar, M. (2015) Shift work. Invited by gallery to present a solo exhibition, Inge Doesburg Gallery, Dunedin. 27 March - 11 April 2015. Catalogue essay by Wendy Harrex.

Peren. K., and Wassenaar, M. (2013) Rubbish. Selected by curator Peter Stupples to participate in a joint exhibition Art in Law X, titled Rubbish and displayed at the Faculty of Law, University of Otago, 18 July - 22 November 2013. Catalogue essay by Peter Stupples. Catalogue information by M Wassenaar.

Wassenaar, M. (2013) Midden Life Crisis. The Dunedin Botanic Garden, 20 October - 31 December 2013. Selected by Jamie Hanton, director of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space, for a group exhibition 'Other Echoes' a public art project. Curation and catalogue by Jamie Hanton and supported by the Dunedin Botanic Gardens and the Dunedin City Council.

Journal Article

Wassenaar. M. (2017) Participating in Communities of Practice. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Art & Design, 13, 88-94. September 2017. ISSN (for hardcopy version): 1177-5653; ISSN (for online version): 1177-5661.

Major, T. & Wassenaar, M. (2017) Ties That Bind. Blind peer-reviewed journal article. Junctures: Journal of Thematic Dialogue, 18 (2017). ISSN: 1176-5119 (print) ISSN: 1179-8912 (online)

Allen, D., Lord, J., and Wassenaar, M. (2015) Glistens with Nectar. Junctures Journal of Thematic Dialogue, 16, December 2015 ISSN: 1176-5119 (print) ISSN: 1179-8912 (online)

Chapter in Book

Wassenaar, M. (2016) The Burnt Book as Art Object: A Remedial Reading. Peer-reviewed chapter in Art and Book: Illustration and Innovation, ed. Peter Stupples. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp 71-84. ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9769-3. Edited from a paper presentation given at the Art and Book Symposium, Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, 16 - 18 October, 2014.

Thesis – Masters/Doctoral

Wassenaar, M. (2013) Carbon Black. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree at the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand, graduated with distinction. Master of Fine Arts thesis, Otago Polytechnic.

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