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Ursula Macfarlane

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

A curious mind ~

Science, mathematics, nature, the night sky,

And mysteries past, turn up.

Combine with the world today

And you have questions and adventures.

Mix with travel, British humour, and creativity,

And let the outcrops of imagination emerge.


Ursula is a Wairarapa artist who creates both whimsical and socio-political pieces by incorporating folded canvas, photographic & other elements into her work to create a unique style. Her background in science and technology blends perfectly with her analytical creativity, and she enjoys encouraging people to look at life a little differently.

Ursula got busy drawing cartoons during the lockdown rather than painting. The political atmosphere during this time provided plenty of fodder for satirical interpretation as well as crazy mask designs and commentary on the madness gripping some usually sensible folks!

Ursula was one of the selected artists in the 2023 SOLO51 exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington recently, and she exhibited a new body of work created from composite images using elements from her photography. Dewdrops, building structures and props, wave a quirky story into each art piece, and there's also an ongoing theme which forces us to look at the world we have created for ourselves through digital technology.

As well as having selected works in the Wairarapa and Wellington Arts Reviews, Ursula also exhibits at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington and recently had an extremely successful solo exhibition at Heart of Arts in Carterton.

Commissions are available.

To learn more about Ursula or to make contact:

Visit her website: spacedart

Or phone her: 021 1129592




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