Beverly Rhodes
Ngāi Tahu


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[{ "date": "2013", "event": "‘The New Zealand Painting and printmaking\nAward’ (finalist), Hamilton." }, { "date": "2012", "event": "Solo exhibition, ‘A Boy's Story’, cityART,\nChristchurch.\n‘The New Zealand painting and printmaking\nAward’, (finalist), Hamilton." }, { "date": "2011", "event": "Solo exhibition, ‘Blackbird Fly’, Blue Pacific\nGallery, Pataka. Porirua.\n‘Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art\nAward’, (finalist), Waikato Museum, Hamilton." }, { "date": "2010", "event": "‘The Adam Portraiture Award’, (finalist),\nWellington." }, { "date": "2009", "event": "COCA ‘Anthony Harper Award’ 2009, (finalist),\nChristchurch.\nThe New Zealand Painting and Printmaking\nAward’, (finalist), Hamilton." }, { "date": "2008", "event": "‘Mo Tatou The Ngāi Tahu Whanui exhibition’,\nThe Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa\nTongarewa, Wellington.\nSolo exhibition, ‘Flower Girls’, COCA,\nChristchurch.\n‘The Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award’,\n(Elizabeth Grierson merit award), Waiheke." }, { "date": "2007", "event": "‘The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking\nAward’, (finalist), Hamilton." }, { "date": "2006", "event": "COCA ‘Anthony Harper Award’, (finalist),\nChristchurch." }, { "date": "2005", "event": "Solo exhibition , ‘Home Is Where We Start\nFrom’ at Michael Hirschfeld Gallery at City\nGallery, Wellington, Civic Square." }, { "date": "2004", "event": "‘Strata 2004’, MFA graduate exhibition, RMIT\nCity Campus, Melbourne.\nMFA, RMIT University, Melbourne." }, { "date": "2003", "event": "‘Kura Kura Toi Māori’, Christchurch\nPolytechnic." }, { "date": "2002", "event": "Solo exhibition, ‘Transcendence’, Christopher\nMoore Gallery, Wellington." }, { "date": "2001", "event": "Norsewear Art Awards, (winner painting\naward), Waipukurau." },{ "date": "2000", "event": "‘Ka Puta Mai: An exhibition of Kai Tahu\nArtists’, Logan Park Art Gallery Dunedin." }, { "date": "1999", "event": "‘Rukutia! Rukutia!: an exhibition of southern\nMāori art’, Ngāi Tahu Trust, Christchurch." }, { "date": "1997", "event": "BFA (painting) Quay School of the Arts,\nWhanganui." }, { "date": "1990", "event": "MA (applied clinical psychology) Victoria\nUniversity." }]
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400-word bio: 
Prior to studying Fine Arts Beverly trained as a clinical psychologist. She has an MA (applied) in clinical psychology from Victoria University Wellington. After working for some years as a psychologist she studied at Quay School of the Arts Whanganui, graduating with a BFA in 1997. In 2004 she graduated with an MFA from RMIT University Melbourne. Since 2001 Beverly has had regular solo exhibitions with annual solo exhibitions at Christopher Moore Gallery Wellington (2001-2005) and COCA gallery in Christchurch (2006-2010). In 2012 she had solo exhibitions at CityArt Gallery, Christchurch and Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland. Beverly also had solo exhibitions in 2008 and 2011 at the Pataka Blue Pacific Gallery Porirua, with an exhibition pending Oct/November 2013. In addition Beverly has had work accepted regularly for the ‘Anthony Harper Award’ in Christchurch and the ‘Waikato Painting and Printmaking award’. In 2011 she was a finalist in the ‘Bold Horizon Contemporary Art award’ in Hamilton. Beverly is of Ngāi Tahu and scottish descent. She was born in Methven and lived in Lyttelton until the age of 20. She now lives in Wellington with her husband Alister. She has 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Beverly’s work is held in private collections in New Zealand and Australia as well as in the collection of Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, and in the James Wallace Trust.
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Short Introduction: 
Beverly Rhodes works have been described by Sally Blundell, freelance journalist and writer, ‘The experience and insight from her previous career are evident in the unexpressed memories and sensed emotions that resonate through her works, that disturb and maybe even frighten without making explicit the object of such disquiet.’