Auckland based artist Anthony Cribb explores the tactile relationships between common materials, structures and spatial experience. His installations often include grimy substances held in tension by cleanly constructed timber structures and plywood viewing platforms. For Te Tuhi, Cribb has created a site-responsive durational installation in the Te Tuhi Courtyard. Within a two month period Cribb will create a number of different interventions that will alter the physical elements of the given site and consider the cultural history of the Te Tuhi Courtyard.
Anthony Cribb is the fourth recipient of the Iris Fisher Scholarship, a Te Tuhi initiative that annually rewards an outstanding visual art student enrolled in an Auckland tertiary institution. The scholarship is named after Iris Fisher, an important founding member of the Pakuranga Arts Society and driving force behind the creation of the Fisher Gallery, later to become Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. Her original bequest has fostered contemporary visual art practice not only in Pakuranga, but also in the wider Auckland region. In keeping with her vision the Iris Fisher Scholarship has been established to assist tertiary-level visual art students with their studies. Te Tuhi would like to acknowledge Stephen Fisher for his ongoing involvement with the Scholarship.