Veronica Herber began as a painter but unearthed a desire to work on a larger scale, discovering masking tape as a medium half way through her degree. Over two years of experimentation she fell in love with the immediacy and versatility of the material, culminating in her trademark tape fabric and outdoor sculpture works. Alongside the installations Herber also developed a quieter practice utilising Japanese Washi tape on paper.
Herber’s work is included in the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki; and The James Wallace Arts Trust. She received the James Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand Sculptor Award at Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, in 2015; she has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Award (2014) and the Parkin Prize (2013). In 2012 she won the Titirangi Community Arts Council Emerging Artist Award and the Ebbett Prestige Environmental Award, Waitakaruru Sculpture Park; she was a finalist Walker and Hall Award at Waiheke Art Gallery.
Exhibitions and Installations
Veronica Herber is a finalist in the 2016 Wallace Art Awards.
2015: Installation – Rene Portocarrero Serigrafia Studio, Havana, Cuba / Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia / Solo Show – Masking Time (Tape Studies) 106 K Rd, Auckland / Tidelines, Curator Jaenine Parkinson, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland / headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland
2014: Installation – Conversando Con Puebla, Mexico / Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia / Wallace Awards, Pah Homestead, Auckland / Sculpture on the Shore, Devonport, Auckland / Artbase, Group Show, Orakei, Auckland
2013/14: Solo Show, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland
2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia / In Line With, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Group Show. Auckland / Parkin Award Exhibition, Finalist, Wellington Academy of FA / Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth Australia / headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island,
2012: Sculpture on the Shore, Devonport, Auckland / Walker and Hall Award Show, Waiheke Gallery / Emerging Artists TCAC – Upstairs Gallery Lopdell House, Titirangi / The Sculpture Park, autumn show Waitakaruru Arboretum, Hamilton
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