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Associate Professor Ann Shelton

Associate Professor

School of Art

Ann Shelton’s research comprises large-scale, hyper-real photographic artworks that operate at the nexus of conceptual and documentary modes. Shelton is the winner of New Zealand Contemporary Art Awards (2006 and 2010). Recent international award nominations include the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014, Higashikawa International Photography Award 2015 and Prix Pictet 2012. Her work is widely exhibited, including in Germany, Spain, New Zealand and the UK. Shelton is also chairperson of Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington’s longest running artist-run space

 

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: E, T26
    Campus: Wellington

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 5

Research Outputs

Journal

Holloway-Smith, B., & Sleigh, T. (2015). In search of unknown vandals. The Occasional Journal. (March 2015: The Dendromaniac) Retrieved from http://enjoy.org.nz/publishing/the-occasional-journal/the-dendromaniac/in-search-of-unknown-vandals
[Journal article]Authored by: Holloway-Smith, B.Edited by: Shelton, A.
Barton, C., Leach, M., & Stanhope, Z. (2015). One shining gum / Savia brillante. Enjoy Occasional Journal: The Dendromaniac. 3 Retrieved from http://journal.enjoy.org.nz/the-dendromaniac/
[Journal article]Edited by: Shelton, A.
Patrick, MR. (2015). The conceptual, the pastoral, and the plainly freakish (or, some of my favourite artworks are trees). The Occasional Journal: The Dendromaniac. Retrieved from http://enjoy.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Patrick, M.Edited by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM., & West Brett, D. (2011). The event horizon: Photography 'after the fact'. Memory Connection http://www.memoryconnection.org/article/the-event-horizon-returning-%E2%80%9Cafter-the-fact%E2%80%9D/. 1(1), 336-347 Retrieved from http://www.memoryconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/DonnaWestBrettAnnShelton1.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Shelton, A.

Book

Shelton, AM.(2016). Dark matter. : Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A., & Barnett, C. (2016). Ways of loving: A conversation between Ann Shelton and Cassandra Barnett. In Z. Stanhope (Ed.) Dark Matter. (pp. 28 - 39). Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery
[Chapter]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM., & Caylor, S.(2013). Holland Street. : Rim Books
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012). The tree obverse. : Dowse Art Museum
[Monograph]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A., & Turner, S.(2010). Wastelands. Auckland: Rim Books
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Scott, H., & Shelton, AM. (Eds.) (2010). Sightseeing. Auckland, NZ: Rim Books
[Edited Book]Edited by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2010). Ann Shelton. In H. Scott, & A. Shelton (Eds.) Sightseeing. (pp. 1 - 7). Auckland, NZ: Rim Books
[Chapter]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A.(2008). once more with feeling. Dunedin: Hocken Collections
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A.(2008). Room Room. Wellington: City Gallery
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shelton, A.

Creative Work

Smith, H., Allan, P., Bryant, M., Manning, M., Bailey, J., Richardson, J., . . . Hardy, D. (2017). Whakatairangitia rere ki uta, rere ki tai exhibitions. The Dowse Art Museum (14 April–30 July), Dairy Sheds 436 Kuku Beach Road (11–12 March).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hardy, D., Patterson, M., Shelton, A.Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H., Spinks, A., Poutama, M., Allan, P., Bryant, M., Manning, M., . . . Shelton, A. (2017, April 14). ‘Whakatairangitia: rere ki uta, rere ki tai’ by Kei Uta Collective.. [Various dimensions of text/vision banners, large photo, art photos by Shelton, A., maps, light boxes, landscape architecture designs, own art work domes: 220 (dia) x 280 mm (h); 260 (dia) x 350 mm (h); 315 (dia) x 470mm]. Curation and artwork This Time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology Now, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hardy, D., Patterson, M., Shelton, A., Smith, S.
Shelton, AM. (2016) 'my friends are electric'. [Exhibition] [A1 poster works applied directly to the wall in a 5 x 4 grid standing 4 meters high]. In Dark Matter, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 26 November - 19 April 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2016) 'jane says'. [Exhibition] [Photographic installation, poster, performance artwork 25 mins] Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand. 26 Nov 2016-19 April 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2015, July 25). Our Hearts of Darkness, Govett- Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Govett Brewster Art Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.Contributed to by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2015, June 18). See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography,. Sarjeant Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.Contributed to by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2015) 'a spoonful of sugar'. [Exhibition] [Artist book published by Rim books, 05 Nov 2015]. Exhibited at RM Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 5 - 21 November 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.Contributed to by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2015) in a forest. [Exhibition] SASA Gallery Adelaide Australia
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2015, December 5). 'house work'. [Site specific installation with sound component] Enjoy Feminisms, off-site Installation project, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2014) VESTIGIOS INVISIBLES. [Exhibition] Curated By Mercedes Vicente, Large Scale Photographic Panels from the series 'in a forest' (4 new panels 1.5m x 1.2m each) 18 panels in total. Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló, Spain. 30 May - 31 August 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.Contributed to by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2014, November 5). in a forest SASA GALLERY Ann Shelton. SASA GALLERY, University of South Australia.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2013) Architecture of the Heart. [Exhibition] MTG Hawkes Bay
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM., & Tappenden, A. (2013, November 21). Headcount. [Photographic Exhibition Co-curation with Alice Tappenden]. Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 21 November - 14 December 2013.
[Exhibition]Edited by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2013) Among the Machines. [Exhibition] [Large scale immmersive video projection with sound component, continuous loop]. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. 06 July - 03 November 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Caylor, S., & Shelton, AM. (2013) Holland Street. [Exhibition] [Photographic installation in public space]. Courtenay Place Park, Wellington, New Zealand. 15 August - 01 December 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2013, July 27). 'the city of gold and lead'. [12 Works, Photography, video, gold inlay, 10 photographic pieces (some multi panel), 1 x 2 channel video (continuous loops), 1 x site specific installation on the front of the gallery]. Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui, New Zealand. 27 Jul - 10 Nov 2013.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2013, September 28). 'doublethink'. [8 billboards AO sized 1189 x 841mm, A1 take-away poster and artist publication]. Curated by Meredith Robertshawe. Govett Brewster Art Gallery: Midhurst township (offsite project) and New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. 28 Sep 2013 - 2 Feb 2014.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012) June 2004, Onaero Beach, Taranaki, looking north east before dawn. Pigment print, 720 x 900, 2004/2012. In DarkSky.. [Exhibition] Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012) In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary. [Exhibition] [Large scale poster photographic panels (AO) configured specifically for both museum sites]. St Paul Street Gallery AUT, Galleries One and Two and The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt 2012
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2012) In spite of ourselves: Approaching documentary. [Exhibition] The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2012) In spite of ourselves: Approaching documentary. [Exhibition] St Paul St Gallery, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012) June 2004, Onaero Beach, Taranaki, looking north east before dawn. [Exhibition] [Pigment print, 720 x 900, 2004/2012] In Dark Sky, Curated by Geoffery Batchen with Christina Barton. The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand May - July 2012
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2012) 'a library to scale'. [Exhibition] [Site specific video installation] Part of New Zealand Pavilion video display. Curated by Mike Mizrahi, Guest of Honour Pavilion, Frankfurt Book Fair: While You Were Sleeping, Frankfurt, Germany 10 - 14 October 2012
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2012, May). Solo: Four Wellington artists: in a forest. [Photography]. The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2012, August 18). 'the index case'. [Photography] McNamara Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand. 18 - 24 August 2012.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2012, December). in a forest. (No. of Pieces: 4) [Photography]. The Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM., & Hewitt, M. (2011) are we not drawn onward to a new era. [Exhibition] Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (29 Mar - 18 Apr)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2011) Billboards, from the series 'Lost Girls'. [Exhibition] Included in 'Campus A Low Hum', Bulls, New Zealand (11 Feb - 13 Feb)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2011) in a forest. [Exhibition] Included in 'Before Today is Tomorrow’, Galerie IAC, Berlin, Germany (29 Apr - 01 Jun)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2011) Sightseeing. [Exhibition] The New Dowse, Lower Hutt, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM., Woods, K., Holloway-Smith, B., Charan, A., & Samsell, M. (2010). Enjoy Recipes Illustrated. [Curated Exhibition]. Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (29 Sep - 16 Oct).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2010) a ride in the darkness. [Exhibition] McNamara Gallery, Whanganui (5 Mar - 27 Mar)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2010). Capital, execution site, formerly The Terrace Gaol, The Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington, 2010. Ghuznee Street Art Billboard Project, Wellington, New Zealand (30 Nov 2010 - 28 Feb 2011).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2010) A serious kind of beauty: The heroic landsacape. [Exhibition] Aratoi, Masterton, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A., & Di Stefano, J. (2010) Double take/Time frame. [Exhibition] Melbourne, Australia
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2010) Unpacking my library. [Exhibition] Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2010) Capital times. [Exhibition] Suite Gallery, Newtown, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2010) Campus A Low Hum. [Exhibition] Flock House, Bulls, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2010) Sightseeing. [Exhibition] Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, UK
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A., & Stefano, JD. (2010) Double take/Time frame. [Exhibition] The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2009) A serious kind of beauty: The heroic landscape. [Exhibition] McNamara Gallery, Wanganui
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2009) Room room. [Exhibition] Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2009) Images recalled - bilder auf abruf. [Exhibition] Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2008) Taranaki whenua: Life-blood-legacy. [Exhibition] Puke Ariki, Taranaki
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2008) Room Room. [Exhibition] McNamara Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand (05 Jul - 29 Jul)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2008, May 2). Earth matters: Work from the contemporary collections of the Auckland art gallery. Auckland, NZ.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2008) Once more with feeling. [Exhibition] Hocken Gallery, Otago University Library, Dunedin, New Zealand (6 Dec 2008 - 24 Jan 2009)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2008, May 6). Collect / project. Wellington, NZ.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2008) From the island. [Exhibition] Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (01 May - 30 May)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2008) Hall of mirrors. [Exhibition] Wanganui, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) Movingstill. [Exhibition] Auckland, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) Wonder-land: Bath street gallery. [Exhibition] Auckland, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) 26 photographs of a house. [Exhibition] McNamara Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand (2 Feb - 28 Feb)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) a library to scale, Part I, II and III. [Exhibition] Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (28 Jul - 09 Sep)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) A library to scale. [Exhibition] Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) 26 photographs of a house. [Exhibition] Hamilton, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) The ghost of an idea: Bridges waterfalls and hexagons. [Exhibition] Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (24 Jun - 21 Jul)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) Wonder-land. [Exhibition] Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) Moving Still. [Exhibition] Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2007) Askew: Photographs from the sarjeant gallery's permanent collection. [Exhibition] Wanganui, NZ
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2006) Verbatim : revelation to oblivion / curated by Paul McNamara. [Exhibition] National Library Gallery, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2006) a library to scale. [Exhibition] Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (4 Jul - 29 Jul)
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2006) Archive Fever. [Exhibition] The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2006) Satellite. [Exhibition] Shanghai, China
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM.Now and Then: Enduring and developing themes in contemporary New Zealand Photography.. [Exhibition] Suter Art Gallery
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM.Now and Then: Enduring and developing themes in contemporary New Zealand Photography.. [Exhibition] Te Manawa: Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM.Something in the water. [Exhibition] Sarjeant Art Gallery, Whanagnui.
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM.Scheimpflug Principle: Large format film photography from Elam 1976 - 2012. [Exhibition] Project space, B431, Elam school of Fine arts, Auckland
[Artwork]Authored by: Shelton, A.

Conference

Shelton, AM. (2016, February). On being ghosted: a woman and her role in architecture in New Zealand (peer reviewed paper). Presented at Making Women Visible, Otago University’s Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, Feb 2016
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2013, November). The Memory Stream. Presented at Remembering Van der Velden. Te Papa Tongarewa, https://www.friendsoftepapa.org.nz/exhibition/petrus-van-der-velden/.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2011). Seeing the wood and the forest - an examination of a group of photographs of Oak trees. In Abstract, Contact- AAANZ Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2009). Folie a deux/Twinly madness. , Framing Time and Place: Repeats & Returns in Photography
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Shelton, A.

Other

Shelton, AM. (2014, January). Monica Brewster Lecture Jan 2014.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2013, July). Artist Talk; City of Gold and Lead.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012, November). Artists Illustrated Lecture.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012, December). in a forest artist lecture in conversation with Donna West-Brett curator.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2012, December). Artist Illustrated Lecture, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Dec 11 2012.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, A. (2009, September). Artists Debate. In Exhibition attendees. Presented at Heidelberg.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM. (2009). Room room. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.
Cross, DA., Noble, AL., Shelton, AM., Morris, SM., Leach, ML., & Patrick, MR. (2009). Research presentation. Presented at Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Morris, S., Noble, A., Patrick, M., Shelton, A.
Shelton, AM., & Huddleston, C. (2008, September). Ann Shelton & Charlotte Huddleston in conversation. In City Gallery Wellington. Presented at Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shelton, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Gabrielle Amodeo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Conceptual Intimacy: Intimacy in Conceptual Art

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