Fiona Garlick

Born: 1968 Coventry England, emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 8 

Lives: Auckland, New Zealand

Education: BFA (Hons) Elam School of Art, University of Auckland, 2008. 

BA English Literature, Victoria University of Wellington, 1989

After a 15 year career in film and television, mostly based in London,  Fiona moved to Cornwall to study Fine Arts at Falmouth College of Arts. It is here that she made her first medal "The Wave" which won First Prize for the British Art Medal Society Student Award in 2005, and became part of the BAMS collection at the British Museum. Fiona moved back to New Zealand in 2006 and completed her degree at Elam School of Art in Auckland. She has since exhibited work in several outdoor sculpture exhibitions, and has had work installed at Brick Bay Sculpture Walk. Much of her work deals with the concept of place, identity and colonialism. 

It was whilst taking part in Stoneleigh Sculpture in the Gardens in 2008 that she was introduced to members of MANZ who invited her to join the group. Whist of late her large scale sculptural work has taken a back seat to a marketing job and a small child, she continues her practice in a smaller scale and exhibits regularly with MANZ.