Nick Austin was born in Whangarei in 1979. He graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2004.His work has featured in several exhibitions, including: When Shoe Leaves Foot (2015, Westspace, Melbourne, with Helen Maudsley), The Town Wrist Watch (2014, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, solo), New Revised Edition (2013, City Gallery, Wellington, group), The Liquid Dossier (2013, Hocken Library, Dunedin, solo), Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon: the Third Auckland Triennial (2010, Auckland Art Gallery, group),Paperwork (2009, Gambia Castle, Auckland, solo), Necessary Distraction (2016, Auckland Art Gallery, group).In 2012 he was the Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago. He has lived in Dunedin ever since.
Yvonne Todd was born in Auckland in 1973, where she lives and works. Todd received a BFA majoring in Sculpture from the University of Auckland in 2001. The following year she won the inaugural Walters Prize with a series of ten photographs made in her final year of study. Judge Harald Szeemann said it was the work that irritated him the most. Since then, Todd’s work has been in numerous exhibitions including the Edinburgh Art Festival (2014) the Sydney Biennale (2010), and the Busan Biennale (2006). Other group exhibitions includeUnnerved at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queensland Art Gallery (2010), 3.Fotofestival, Mannheim (2009), High Tide at Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, (2005) and Mixed-up Childhood at Auckland Art Gallery, (2005). Todd’s major solo exhibitions include Creamy Psychology at City Gallery Wellington (2015), Wall of Seahorsel at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2012), andBlood, in its Various Forms at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2007).