Janna van Hasselt and Harley Peddie studied at Ilam School of Fine Arts; both receiving their BFA in Printmaking and Design respectively in 2004.
Janna was lured overseas by a Fulbright Graduate Award and completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, specialising in ceramic sculpture.
Harley has worked extensively in digital design and advertising for the past 15 years, but still finds time for occasional letterpress projects and furniture making.
They collaborate on large-scale installations combining analogue sculptures with digitally overlaid patterns. Janna and Harley share a studio in Christchurch where they live with their two daughters.
Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020
This strident and optically buzzing colour combination creates a painted work that visually flows from left to right. My work celebrates playfulness, theatricalization, exaggeration and exuberance. I am exploring ideas of camouflage and mimicry through the blending and masking of forms, colour and pattern.
Shared Lines: Kaikōura 2019
Snapdash - photo by Harley Peddie