Glenys Brookbanks

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Born in Auckland in 1948, Glenys Brookbanks completed a Diplomain Teaching at Auckland Teachers' Training College before attendingAuckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts, graduating BFA in1988.

In works like Brookbanks' Panel Perforated series, the repetitive perforations in acoustic hardboard create the structural basis for a Minimalist approach, which is repeated through the applicationof thick graphite line. This hard-edged style is then humanised by the soft rubbing of graphite and the painting of tempera on gessoin a manner that subverts the mechanics of the grid with colour andcurve. As a result, the regularity of line and hole mixed with the softness and delicacy of palette provides a more organic, tranquil and meditative quality than one would expect from the traditional minimalist framework.

Glenys Brookbanks has participated in numerous group and soloshows and her works are held in various many public and private collections throughout NZ, including Te Papa Tongarewa and the Gibbs Collection.

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