Solo - Poster Boy,
photography and video, Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland,
Laconic Constructions, Objectspace, Auckland.
Poetry Reading, Viva, Mt Eden, Auckland
Solo - A Survey - Digital Darkroom,
Group - SELECT> EFFECT > EXPORT, John
Lyall, Simon Morris, Sarah Munro, Rose Nolan, DJ Simpson, Te Tuhi, Auckland.
Performance - Nine Dragon
for the Vinnies Art Box Project, Auckland
- Meccano, New limited edition Dilana Rugs,
Group - The Summer Season, 40 George Street,
Cultivating Nature, group show, 40 George Street,
Existence: Life according to Art, Waikato Museum,
Performance - My Mother's Backyard, Windows
Project, Whitcoulls for AKO7, Auckland.
Solo - “Left Luggage”; Wildly Nostalgic Critique of the
(Environmental) Politics of the Old Left. part of Creative Exposure,
Auckland Festival of Photography, 40 George Street, Auckland.
- 22nd International Winter Festival Sarajevo, Nine Dragon
Heads at the Turkish Cultural Centre - performing and installing in the free
city of Sarajevo.
Drawn to it, 40 George Street,
Birds, Sarjeant Gallery,
Performance - Flew – John Lyall gives a
sifted, acoustic, hyper-nature response to the work of Wolfgang Laib. Auckland
Art Gallery. 2005
Solo - Borrowed Scenery, new photographs
and drawings, 40 George Street, Auckland.
NatureCulture. 40 George Street, Auckland.
- the unnaturally strange, an exhibition with Australian and New
Zealand artists, Artspace, Auckland.
Nine DragonHeads 10th
International Environmental Art Symposium, Nine DragonHeads Foundation,
Cheongju Art Centre, Seoul, Korea.
Performance Apr - Nine Dragon
Heads 10th International Environmental Art Symposium, Nine DragonHeads
Foundation, Cheongju Art Centre, Seoul, Korea
Solo - Burial at Sea
for a Lost Elegance. 40 George Street Gallery,
Snow Leopard Dreaming, Show,
Group - New Zealand Contemporary Artists
Exhibition, Gallery Pici, Seoul, Korea.
Nine Dragon Heads
9th International Environmental Art Symposium, Nine DragonHeads
Foundation, Cheongju Art Centre, Seoul, Korea.
50, Te Wa - The Space, Wanganui.
II, 40 George
Enterchange – Performance and Nature,
curated by Wallace Heim, www.greenmuseum.org
5 Cheers for
2004, 40 George Street. Auckland
Performance - December - Snow Leopard
Dreaming, Show, Wellington.
May - Yard Art
and Some Laconic Natures. 8 solo performances.
40 George Street
Mar - A Domestic Sublime: Still
Life. 4 solo works. 40 George Street Gallery, Auckland.
Group - Still Life, also
featured Meccano, new
Dilana Rug designs 40 George Street Gallery,
Intersculpt2003 - 3D Digital Art Event, Snowwhite,
Unhitch Faculty of Architecture and Design,
Solo - A Moa, A Math, A
Mount, 40 George Street Gallery, Auckland.
Drawings. Christmas Show. Auckland City Art
Lush Platform, Melbourne, Australia. 2001
Group- Bright Paradise - Exotic
History and Sublime Artifice - 1st Auckland Triennial. Curated by Allan
Smith, New Gallery, Auckland. (50 cibachromes exhibited)
& Light: looking at landscape. Co-curators Simeon Kronenberg &
Ngahiraka Mason, New Gallery, Auckland.
Take an Image, Art
Performance - Waltzing the Feral,
Moving Image Centre, Auckland.
Waltzing the Feral a
performance at Artspace, Auckland, as part of Bright Paradise, Triennial.by (x
no. of) People Who Hit Things
all works written by John Lyall, (group formed
Towards a Feral Art Photographs, Peter Scott Gallery,
Group - Bathos Selected in
the Tenth Wallace Art Awards, Auckland Art Gallery,
Darkness and Light: looking at landscape.
Co-curators Simeon Kronenberg & Ngahiraka Mason, McLellan Gallery,
Performance - July Requiem for
(dis-located) Electronic Moa
A performance cyber/opera in Lancaster
at the Between Nature conference, Nuffield Theatre complex.
Solo - Transit
of Auckland Photographs and installation, Lopdell House Gallery,
Performance - March
Requiem for Electronic Moa
A performance cyber/opera in
Auckland in the rolling pacific Rim festival
March 12 – 20
Hopetown Alpha, Auckland.
Group - Islands in the Net, Curated by Nigel
Clark, a web show at The Physics Room,
Solo - Towards an
Hyper-Feral Art Aotearoa: Picketing the Sublime; given both a Blue Displacement
and an Illuminating Vessel. New Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery. An
installation of three parts comprising:
The von Guerard
painting: Lake Wakatipu and Mount Earnslaw, Middle Island New Zealand
1877-79 The installed deconstructed landscape:
demolition windows, coloured glass, doweling, wooden lace [villa], picket fence,
demolition balustrade, distressed furniture, manuka, flowering cherry trunk
hardboard, plywood, custom wood, mechanics' inspection lamps [blue & green
incandescent bulbs], galvanised sheet metal. 17 x 12 x 5 meters.
Artist’s text on lectern
Putting Our Town on the
(cibachromes from book. Touring show from the
Putting Our Town on the Map Te Awamutu
(15 cibachromes from book. Touring show from the Bathhouse, Rotorua.]
Group - alt.nature, [Vicki Kerr, John Lyall, Boyd Webb]
Curated by Nigel Clark, Artspace, Auckland. Performance - Sept
Pumping up the Sublime [Version 11] & Hunting Mechanism for
Two performances three performers 1 hour 45 minutes at Lopdell
Gallery, Titirangi. [A work involving videos, sound tapes, a waterfall, camping
gear and digital sound sampler, demolition materials.
Pumping up the Sublime
Three performers 45 minutes at
(A work involving video, sound tapes, a waterfall camping
gear and computer diva)
Putting Our Town on the Map Rotorua Museum of Art and History
(The Bath-House) (33 cibachromes from book of same title, published by Harper
collins, October 1995).
Entire show was accessioned into the permanent
Retrospectrum, Escalante Gallery,
The Waterfall, Kant's Train Set, and a
Tent Drawings Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland
Group - 100 x
100 x 100, Drawings Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland.
System, curated by Alan Smith, touring group show, Govett-Brewster, New
Plymouth & City Gallery, Wellington (Nov).
Waste Not, Want
Not, Lopdell Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland.
Object, Outreach, Ponsonby, Auckland.1994
Solo - Installation Towards a
Hyper-Feral Art, Aotearoa Pumping up The Sublime, Given Both a
Waterfall and a Designated Seat
An installation in demolition
timber, furniture, tree Toppings, doweling, waterfall components, pump,
galvinised sheet metal.
Fisher Gallery, Auckland.
Hyper-Feral Art - An installation of three curves in demolition timber,
tree Toppings stainless steel strapping and doweling.
Group - Art Now Museum of New Zealand,
Towards a Feral Art, Aotearoa: Picketing the Sublime,
given both a cataract and a prospect of impalement
demolition timber, doweling, wooden lace [villa], picket fence, demolition
windows, distressed furniture, hardboard, mechanics' inspection lamps, fake fur,
stainless steel strapping. (20 x 8 x 4.5 meters)
Shutter Auckland Museum Photoforum
(Four cibachrome prints of
installations in remote sites)
Elam Sculpture, Old Telecom
Building, Auckland. 1993
Towards a Feral Art Aotearoa: Three Cartesian Stoppages; Given both an
Uncertain Locus and Chaotic Material.
An installation of three
curves in demolition timber, tree Toppings stainless steel strapping and
doweling, three oil stick drawings, three cibachrome prints.
Group - Do the Continental, Texan
Art Schools, Auckland.
Garden Show, ASA Gallery,
Stranded, Elam Sculpture Show, Strand Building, Parnell, Auckland
Performance - November Soundculture, Tokyo, Japan solo
performance work as part of a concert of three New Zealand performers- (also
Phil Dadson, Juliet Palmer)
Towards an hyper feral art, Aotearoa;
given both a hunting mechanism and a calculus of the
Artspace, Three works all works written by John
CLOCKWORK; ENTRAIN, DERAIL
performers, 10 minutes
Towards a Keplerian Ecology, Version
Three performers, 30 minutes
Electric Ecology: A Reconciliation of Hypernatures; Given both a Dislocation by
Inversion and a Vacant Niche.
Three performers, 40
Group - Stranded,
Elam Sculpture Show, Strand Building, Parnell, Auckland.
Performance - Soundwatch (two
Towards a Keplerian Ecology.
performers, 25 minutes
Towards an Electric Ecology: A
Reconciliation of Hypernatures; Given both a Dislocation by Inversion and a
Three performers, 35 minutes1991
Group - Contributor text work Like
We Are Now, Auckland. Curated by John Barnett and Lesley
Photographic work in United Masters
Photography Exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.
Performance - Aotea
Centre Opening, Afternoon of New
Music. (one work) Sonic
Descent in Eleven Intervals
Four performers, 25
Towards a Feral Art Aotearoa: 13 Cibachrome prints.
Real Pictures, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Soundwatch: (two works)
Four performers, 25 minutes Islands (with the Sounds of
their own Construction)
1 - 10 - 1
performers, 35 minutes
Solo - installation and cibachromes at Kitchener
Gallery, Cambridge, U.K.(Recipient East Anglia Arts Council grant in
1972 - 1982
Exhibitions in Australia and U.K., and sound pieces in Italy,
Mobius Gate for the Village
Green Park at Te Atatu, Auckland.
[Selected from invited
for the Village Green Park at Te Atatu, Auckland.[Selected from invited
Masters in Fine Arts 1st Class Honours (Sculpture).
Memorial Prize for the Pre-eminent Fine Arts Student
Elam School of Fine
Arts, University of Auckland.
Dissertation: Towards a Rigorous
Extrapolative Non-verbal Three Dimensional Thinking Tool
Auckland Secondary Teachers’ Training
Division C- Art and Art History.
BA Visual Arts -Sydney College of the Arts,
Double Major in Sculpture.
Specialist Areas - sound and
Sublime: Landscape, Tourism and Identity
C. Bell & J. Lyall, USA,
International study of landscape as a commodity in both
tourism and national identity discourse.
Putting Our Town on the Map
C.Bell and J. Lyall. New Zealand,
Harper Collins, 1995.
Book of text and 210 images about N Z community
identity symbols, signs and events in the 1990s [from a body of 2,500+
transparencies from four years of travel and research in New Zealand] This
material was also used for TV documentary, travelling photographic exhibition
(accessioned by Rotorua Art Museum), and national postage stamps 1998. Finalist,
New Zealand Montana Book Awards, 1996
2004 Lyall, J. ‘Post Empire: A Philatelic
Ecology’, in Cultural Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Eds. C. Bell and S.
Matthewman, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. pg. 210 - 224.
2004 Bell C. and J. Lyall. ‘Welcome to Auckland: a City Bus
Tour’ in Almighty Auckland! Eds. Ian Carter, David Craig and Steve Mathewman.
Dunmore, New Zealand pg. 210 – 224.
2002 Bell C. and Lyall. J. ‘Pixilated Evidence’ for
Convergent Cultures:Touring and Media. Ed. David Crouch. U.K., Routledge.
[Submitted; Accepted; Forthcoming, 2004].
2003 Bell, C. and J. Lyall. ‘Visual Cultural Methodology’ in
Social Science Research in New Zealand. Eds. Carl Davidson and Martin Tolich.
New Zealand, Longman, Pearson education. 2nd Edition.
Bell. C. and J. Lyall. 'The Accelerated Sublime: thrill seeking heroes in the
commodified landscape' in Tourism: Between Place and Performance. Eds. Simon
Coleman and Mike Crang, Berghahn Press, Oxford, UK.
Bell, C. and J. Lyall ‘One Night Out Gambling’ in Gambling in New Zealand. Ed.
Curtis, B. New Zealand, Dunmore.
2001 Lyall, J. ‘A Blue
Displacement: Deconstructing the Sublime’ in Derrida Down Under. Eds. Lawrence
Simmons and Heather Worth; Dunmore Press. (Includes a chapter by Jacques
2001 Bell. C. and J. Lyall. ‘Aesthetic
Leisure” in Sociology of Everyday Life in New Zealand. Ed. C. Bell, New Zealand,
2000 Bell. C. and J. Lyall. ‘Visions of the 21st Century:
Designing Future Communities’ in The New Epoch. Ed. Martin Schoenhals and Joseph
Behar. Dowling College Press, New York. 1991 Contributor text work Like We Are
Now, Auckland. Curated by John Barnett and Lesley Kaiser.
2002 Bell, C. and Lyall, J. ‘A Town
Called JenniferAnn.com’ in Space and Culture Vol. 5, No 2, pg.
2001 Bell, C. and Lyall. J. ‘The New
Millennium: Social Ergonomics of Community Design’ U.K. Futures 32 (2000) pg.
749 – 758.Refereed Conference Proceedings2002 Bell C. and Lyall J. ’Bodies on
View the Crazy House, Dalat, Vietnam’ CSAA
Annual Conference Culture
[Submitted to Continuum,
2001 Bell, C. and J. Lyall. ‘Packing
Nations: Expo 2000’ The Australian Sociological Association
2001 Conference, 13 – 15 December. CD Edited by C.
K. Edwards, V. Watson and R. van Krieken. The University of Sydney,
2001 Bell, C. and J. Lyall. ‘Aesthetic
Leisure: Arts Every Day’. Reinvigorating New Zealand Sociology: Practices,
Projects, Politics and Protests. Proceedings of Conference
2000, 17 – 19 November 2000. University of Waikato,
Department of Sociology and Social Policy.
2004 Representations of the Sublime in New
Zealand. Imagining New Zealand/Aotearoa: Histories and Representations 11th
annual day conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, New Zealand House,
London. Saturday 3 July.
2003 The Unquiet Americans,
Photography by the Home Team at CSAA Annual Conference Culture Incorporated.
July 2000 Glory be… for pixilated things’
Between Natures Conference, Lancaster, UK.
A Blue Displacement: Deconstructing the Sublime Derrida Down Under Conference,
University of Auckland.
December 1999 Hyper-ferality and
the Antipodes Culture and Citizenship Conference, Centre for Cultural Studies,
University of Lisbon, Portugal.
1998 Paper co-written
with C. Bell The Accelerated Sublime at conference Practicing Places and Tourist
Performances, Durham University, UK. Published in book Tourism. Between Place
and Performance edited by Simon Coleman and Mike Crang, Durham University, UK.
Later developed into own book with Praeger.
Hyper-Ferality Paper given at Narratives and Metaphors Conference, University of
Auckland. 1993 The Pink Pig Meets Peter Greenaway’. Co-written with C. Bell.
Paper and 450 transparency images for the New Zealand Sociology Association
Conference, Auckland.Has also attended various conferences (without paper
e.g. Digital Aesthetics, Sydney, Australia 1997 and Engaging
Practices, Auckland, 1998.
2010 Show Ed. Gillian, J. Enzyme
Publishing,Auckland. pg 34-39.
1992 Computers in
Art Co-written with Curriculum Development Group, one of a series of
booklets dealing with the use of computers across the curriculum, published by
the Ministry of Education
You Are Here! Stating identity in New Zealand Towns New
Zealand Geographic magazine, issue 28, September.
Sixteen pages - article and
photographs with co-writer Claudia Bell.
2004 Excavating the Past: Michael Shepherd,
Painter. Author Claudia Bell, Gilt Edge Press, Wellington
2004 Pictures and politics: Pat and Gil Hanly in
Reading Between the Lives (ed.) Deoborah Shepard, Auckland, Auckland
2004 Nature performed:
environment, culture and performance (eds.) Bronislaw Szerszynski; Wallace
Heim; Claire Waterton, Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. Sociological
1999 Quicksands Foundational Histories in
Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. (ed.) K. Newman, N. Thomas and H.
Eriksen. UNSW Press.
1998 Concept for series (from book
Putting Our Town on the Map) and two photographic images, [Gore Trout
and Riverton Paua] in NZ Post Town Icons stamp set. Stamp Released on
1996 Inventing New Zealand, everyday myths
of pakeha identity. Book by Dr. Claudia Bell published by Penguin; black
and white photographs by John Lyall. 1995 SITES (Cultural Studies Journal,
1996 Photographs National
Identities/National Futures Issue. No. 30, Autumn.
New Zealand Listener, April 8 - 14, photographs for article
Roadside Attractions by Findlay MacDonald.
SITES (Cultural Studies Journal, Massey University) Cover Art Issue No.29,
1994 Travels in Hyper-Rurality: Mythologies
Perpetuated Paper presented at the U. S. New Zealand Studies Assoc.
Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, by Claudia Bell.
Travels in Hyper-Rurality: Rural Mythologies from the Road
Paper presented at Post-Colonial Formations Conference, Brisbane by Claudia
1992 Front and back cover Landfall 182 (June)
‘Like we are now’ exhibition.
Documentary Putting Our Town on the Map for Inside New
Broadcast April 12th 1995, TV 3 Inside New Zealand
Director, Shirley Horrocks, Point of View Productions.
Images, Script Consultant, Co-Researcher - John Lyall.
VIDEOS - Featuring
John Lyall and his Work
1995 Open the Shutter
Directed by Stuart Sontier. Funded by Photoforum.
Waste Not, Want Not Directed by Rueben Martin. Funded by Lopdell
Gallery and AIT, Auckland.
C. John Lyall Poster Boy. PDF catalogue for
2005 Nine Dragon Heads 10th International
Environmental Art Symposium, Nine DragonHeads Foundation, Cheongju Art Centre,
2004 New Zealand Contemporary Artists
Exhibition in Seoul. Gallery Pici, Seoul, Korea.
Nine Dragon Heads 9th International Environmental Art Symposium; Nine Dragon
Heads Foundation, Cheongju Art Centre, Seoul,
2002 LUSH, Platform 1, Melbourne,
2001 Bright Paradise Auckland Art
2000 Darkness and Light, McLellan Gallery,
Australia, March 1999 Requiem for Electronic Moa For a performance of
cyber-opera. Published by enzyme, Auckland, New
1998 alt.nature Artspace, Auckland, and Dunedin
Public Art Gallery in October.
1997 John Lyall -
Towards a hyper-feral art, Aotearoa: Picketing the sublime, given both a blue
displacement and an illuminating vessel. Auckland Art
1995 The Nervous System: Twelve artists
explore images and identities in crisis, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New
Plymouth & City Gallery, Wellington, Te Whare Toi.
ART NOW - The First Biennial Review of Contemporary Art -
Recent sculpture and installation.
1994 I BODY /
SITE / MATERIAL / SIGN Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand,
1994 Open the shutter – Auckland
photographers Now PhotoForum. Auckland Museum.
United Banking Group Ltd./ Sarjeant Gallery Photographic Gallery Photographic
Award. Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui.
ARTICLES featuring John Lyall's
2003 Nature performed: environment, culture and
performance.(eds.) Bronislaw Szerszynski, Wallace Heim, Claire Waterton, Oxford,
and Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. Sociological Review.
1999 Art and Text Requiem for Electronic Moa Review by Peter
Plus numerous newspaper articles on various projects and
July 1999 Pander No. 8, Soundculture
1999 Art New Zealand 91, Winter Soundculture
99 by Julianne Sumic
1999 Chapter including commentary
on the work of John Lyall by Nigel Clark in Quicksands: Myths of Origin in the
(eds.) Nicholas Thomas, Klaus Neumann, Hilary Eriksen, UNSW Press,
1999 On John Lyall's work, in book New
Zealand Sculptors, by Priscilla Pitts; New Zealand;
May-July 1998 alt-nature by Christina Barton
Art and Text no 61.1996 New Zealand Neuroses, Art Asia
1995 Towards the Feral - John Lyall at Karekare
Art New Zealand number 78, Autumn
.June 1992 On the
electronic sign above the BNZ, corner of Queen and Shortland Streets Landfall
This original on-going project began as my
dissertation as part of my MFA at Elam, 1992-3.
My dissertation Towards a
Rigorous Extrapolative Non-verbal Three Dimensional Thinking Tool had its own
unique Library of Congress number generated.
Built Thought was developed
from my thesis research into a series of practical workshops on the cognitive
ergonomics of three dimensional thinking. I have run workshops including at and
in the following:
Since then the procedure has been refined. I have run a
series of workshops at and in the following:
• As core content in Masters
Design Management Creativity Unit, Unhitch, Auckland.
• In Masters in Project
Management, Unitec, Auckland.
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Sculpture at
• Product, Object and Jewellery Studio Majors at Unitec,
• Auckland Secondary Art Teacher Training.
• Sculpture course,
AUT, Auckland University of Technology.
• New Zealand Institute of
Architects. (Creativity course)
• Art Educators Conference Workshop.
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Auckland evening course,
• Secondary School Art Classrooms (Henderson High, St Paul's)
of Geography, Open University, Milton Keynes. UK. (July 2004)