Denise Durkin is a full-time artist and an art tutor at Inverlochy Art School where she has contributed to the life drawing community since 2001.
Denise joined fellow Wellington printmakers Carrie Carey and Kirsty White to present the Our Taonga Our Native Bush exhibition in 2022. Three printmakers celebrating their love for our national treasure, our native bush. Nga taonga o te ngahere.
“It is alarming how fragile the protections on our land and forests are. Already precarious, they are one political change away from being breached in many areas for commercial gain, farming, production and insatiable urban spread. My works in Our Taonga, Our Native Bush continue the use of the corrugated iron shape, referencing historic and current impacts of human habitation on the environment.”