Sandy Rodgers Artworks | About Me
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Photography by: Lennart Maschmeyer

I have been painting all my life and after years of study, work, travel and general life experience I realised how little I really knew of not only my heritage but all of New Zealand’s heritage and thus I have since made it my personal goal to study, research, read, question and create as much information as possible.

I studied Traditional Maori Weaving and Arts in Waiwhetu under Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and her family. I also have an Honors Diploma in Art & Creativity. More importantly I have been actively creating art since I was old enough to hold a pencil and that passion has never faltered. I feel there is a need to cross the two mediums of fine art and historical information in a way that people with interests of either will be able to learn about something new.

Art is a medium that has been documenting history since the beginning of time, even before the written word and like literature it hasn’t always been totally accurate however the effect is the same. It is a means to an end and like my work I feel it necessary to communicate my thoughts in a way that satisfies my need to create something beautiful, interesting and informative.

7th Beijing International Art Biennale

National Art Museum of China

China 2017


Tales of New Zealand, Lake House Arts

Auckland 2016


Dea: Wahine Hou, Exhibitions Gallery

Wellington 2015


The Big Egg Hunt NZ, Te Papa

Wellington 2015


Spirit Tree, Bowen House Gallery

Parliament Buildings

Wellington, 2014


Te Po, Taupo Museum

Taupo, 2014


Spirit Tree, Aratoi Museum

Wairarapa, 2013


Te Po – De Nacht, Waiheke  Gallery,

Auckland, 2012


Te Po, Pataka Art Museum,

Porirua, 2012


Waipunarangi, Taupo Museum,

Taupo, 2012


The Journey Home, Zeayou Gallery,

Taupo, 2012


Beacons of Light, Taupo Museum,
Taupo, 2011


A New Zealand Holiday, The Walrus Gallery,
Wellington, 2010


A Mountainous Love Story, The Walrus Gallery,
Wellington 2009


Upper Hutt Salon Exhibition, Expressions
Upper Hutt, 2009


Whence We Came, Ashton Grove,
Auckland, 2007


Pumanawa Toi, Expressions Art Centre,
Upper Hutt, 2007


Post Gods, Post Myth, Post Man, Ashton Grove,
Wellington, 2007Pacific Artifacts, Exalt Gallery,
Wellington, 2007


Contemporary Artifacts, Walrus Gallery,
Wellington, 2006


5+ Exhibition, Rise, The Terrace,
Wellington, 2005


Aotearoa Exhibition, Basauri,
Spain, 2002


Artbank Gallery, Clerkenwell,
London, 2002


Brixton Art Gallery,
London, 2002


Indigenous Gallery, Guthrie Street,

Lower Hutt, 2000


Toi Maori, Tory Street
Wellington, 2000


Te Puni Kokiri, Lampton Quay,
Wellington, 2000


X-Factor Gallery, Lampton Quay,
Wellington, 2000


Art Debonair, Boulcott Street,
Wellington, 1999


Dowse Art Museum, Laings Cres,
Lower Hutt, 1999


5+ Exhibition, Egmont Street,
Wellington, 1998


Te Waka Toi Festival of the Arts,
Rotorua, 1997


Art Space Gallery,
Lower Hutt, 1997


Spiral Star Gallery, Rimu Street,
Eastbourne, 1997