Dr. Elliot Collins
PhD, Visual Art
I am an artist who works across an interdisciplinary range of media. I have a desire to work in Museums and Art Galleries, across Aotearoa, amongst people and objects who sit in the difficult places of history and memory that help us live better lives today by revealing their stories and sharing their wisdom.
I have a Practice-led PhD from AUT, researching Memory Markers in the Landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am interested in ideas of the Absent Text within Memorials in Aotearoa New Zealand as well as the Motifs that represent a particular kind of Identity forming narrative. My practice draws reference to Poetry, Language, Naming, Access or Boundaries and Memorials Towards Death. Please follow this link: MEMORY MARKERS to view my exegesis.