Richard Maloy

forms & other things, 2017

dimension variable

forms & other things is a site-specific and performative artwork developed over the duration of headland Sculpture on the Gulf. Comprising a historic art material, this clay is sourced from around Waiheke Island. The work evolves over the event, the processes of its making being partly dependent on the artist’s physical ability to manipulate the clay by hand. Like many of Maloy’s past projects, time and duration are integral to the situation. Viewers are given an insight into the work as it develops and the creative process normally kept within the confines of the artist’s studio. forms & other things is in a perpetual state of flux across the event, from the beginning to the end of its life as an art work.

Richard Maloy

Born 1977, Auckland
Lives and works in Auckland

Richard Maloy works within and across the disciplines of sculpture, installation, photography and video. His work is concerned with the act of art making and connections between artist, art work and audience. Much of his practice is open ended and emphasises an element of process, production or performance, allowing the artist to spend time with the work and viewers in a playful and engaging manner.

Richard Maloy has a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Art at The University of Auckland. Maloy has produced many large scale works at public art institutions and for biennials and triennials across Australasia. Recent exhibitions include Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland (2016), Freedom Farmers, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2013-4) and the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (2012). His work is represented in private and public collections, including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Chartwell Collection, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Represented by Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland