Lonnie Hutchinson

Acknowledging and informed by the rich cultural resources of her Polynesian heritage (Māori – Ngāi Tahu, Samoan), Lonnie is a multi media, installation and performance artist who exhibits in New Zealand. Drawing lies at the base of Lonnie’s practice which is as much influenced by contemporary, advertising, hip hop, graffiti art and popular culture as by Polynesian aesthetics and art forms, juxtaposing negative and positive elements. Public commissions include ‘All that you breathe’, Victoria University Wellington (x 2, 14m vinyl- cut murals), 2013; ‘Te Waharoa ki te ao Mārama’, (a freestanding Corten steel sculpture), Hamilton Lake, 2013; and ‘Honoa ki te Hono Tawhiti’, 12 permanent wall works for the re-build of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2011. Lonnie’s work can be found in The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, the Hocken Library Dunedin, the Queensland Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia, The Chartwell Collection and in private collections throughout New Zealand and abroad.

Sista Girl, Lonnie Hutchison, Black builders paper and metal pins, 2004

Sista Girl
Lonnie Hutchison
Black builders paper and metal pins