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Ngaio Blackwood

Artist living in the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

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"I do what I do to help others get lost in the beauty of imperfection."

My art is a romance with the hand-made line, drawn, painted and stitched. Embracing imperfection I make work that flows from soft to hard edges incorporating abstraction to blur lines and boundaries.


I'm available for group show opportunities, commissions and seeking dealer gallery representation. Please use my contact form to get in touch.

You can buy my work online at https://felt.co.nz/shop/ngaiorue

Working in the studio - Ngaio Blackwood and Breigh Fouhy

Image courtesy of Helen Biggs, Model to the right is Breigh Fouhy. I'm on the left.


Artist C.V

Ngaio Blackwood (Simpson)

Ngaio Rue

(b. 1985, NZ)

Lives and works in Napier, NZ


2007- Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons), Massey University

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - July 9th (Franklin Community Gallery) https://www.facebook.com/events/289358094737499/
2013 – Garage Exhibition, Auckland
2012 – Artist in residence and exhibition at incubator, Waiheke Island
2011 – Blackbird, Upcycle, Waiheke Island

Group Exhibitions

2016 - HB shorts art competition, Creative Arts Napier, Napier
2016 - Made of Snow, Franklin Art Centre, Pukekohe
2015 - Hibiscus & Bays art awards, Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland
2012 – Spring Exhibition, NorthART gallery, Auckland
2011 – The Pre-christmas $100 (or less) show, NorthART gallery, Auckland
2010 – Gifthorse, Firehorse film studios, Auckland
2008 – I like sex and I’m a girl, DAF106, Wellington
2007 – Exposure, Massey University, Wellington
2007 – Test pot, DAF106, Wellington

Jewellery Collections

2012 – Dawn, lace jewellery


Reviews/Blog features

Ravon about art "Flight | Rumours", July, 2016

Tracey (Gadget Girl) "Flight...", July, 2016

Felt Blog "Art in fibre", April 2016

Ravon about art "Made of Snow", Jan, 2016

Muir, Matthew: “Black and other colours”, the gulf, Sep, 2011, pg 36-37

Crane, Douglas (http://salient.org.nz/arts/visual-arts/visual-arts-2), 2008

Kenealy, Robyn E.: The Secret Life of Cream: Testpot, 2007 (http://artbash.co.nz/forums/reviews/the-secret-life-of-cream-testpot-new-paintings-by-ngaio-simpson-and-ri)

Bayfield high school year book, Cover, 2002

Interviews (Audio)



Curated rework – an art discussion group