Railway Street Studios welcomes artist Euan Lockie, who will be participating in a group show with the gallery in June. Lockie is a New Zealand born multidisciplinary artist who works primarily within the fields of sculpture and painting. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors 1st Class from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, has exhibited extensively throughout Auckland and worked with renowned artist Gregor Kregar. As well as exhibiting at the opening of the Shanghai Power Station of Art, China (2013), and completing a month-long residency at Instinc, Singapore (2016) where he created works for his first solo international show. His work is held in various private collections throughout New Zealand.
Most recently Lockie was selected to produce a sculpture for Sculpture on the Gulf, an interactive and stimulating sculptural exhibit featuring 28 prominent artists works displayed along the coastline on Waiheke Island. His work Future Failings features a Department of Conservation hut, partially submerged in the water. The sculpture serves as a poignant reminder of the issues we currently face surrounding climate change and the environment, as well as posing questions about the permanence of our lifestyle in New Zealand for future generations. Owing to the theme of the work it is constructed from found and recycled materials, much of which was sourced on Waiheke Island. However, this sculpture is a departure from Lockie’s previous works, which feature an array of mediums strongly influenced by western pop culture.