Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1962.
1980-84 BFA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
1986 Professional Printer Training Programme, Tamarind Institute of
Lithography, Albuquerque, USA.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 Athena Reclining, Bowen Window, Wellington, NZ
2020 Squeeze & Meander, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ
2019 Meander & An Untitled Journey, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ
2019 Goddesses, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, UK
2018 Goddesses, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ
Boogie Woogie with Gordon Walters, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ
2017 Goddesses, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
2017 Odysseus Swimming, Bowen Window, Wellington, NZ
2017 Fireplaces: Odysseus, Penelope & Te Koha, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Heracles chez les Maoris, Musee de Mariemont, Belgium
2016 Herakles in Neuseeland, Martin von Wagner Museum, Wurzburg, Germany
2015 Wrestling, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.
2015 Herakles in Neuseeland, Antikensammlung, Munich, Germany.
2015 Feats, Pursuits & Endless Toil, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ
2015 The Labours of Herakles, Leeds City Museum, UK
The Labours of Herakles, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, UK;
2012-2015 Titokowaru’s Dilemma on tour. Tour organised by Exhibition Services Ltd.
2012 venues: Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth; Millennium Gallery,
Blenheim; Whangarei Art Museum; 2013 venues: Rotorua Museum;
Pataka, Porirua; Taupo Museum. 2014 venues: Aratoi, Masterton;
Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne; Southland Museum, Invercargill; Forrester
Gallery, Oamaru; 2015 venues: Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru;
Ashburton Art Gallery.
2011 Titokowaru’s Dilemma, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui
2011 Titokowaru’s Dilemma, PaperGraphica, Christchurch
2011 Sole exhibitor at Impact 7, International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking
Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2008-2012 The Labours of Herakles on tour to seventeen galleries in New Zealand
Exhibition tour organized by Exhibition Services Ltd.
Venues: Millennium Gallery, Blenheim; Puke Ariki, New Plymouth; Aratoi,
Masterton; Hastings Art Gallery; Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui; Adam Art
Gallery, Wellington; Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford; Lopdell House,
Titirangi; Hocken Library, Dunedin; Forrester Gallery, Oamaru; Southland
Museum, Invercargill; Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore; Ashburton Art
Gallery; Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru; Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne; Waikato
Museum, Hamilton; Te Manawa, Palmerston North; Tauranga Art Gallery.
2008 The Labours of Herakles, PaperGraphica, Christchurch
2008 The Odyssey of Captain Cook, Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Marton,
Middlesborough, United Kingdom.
2005 The Odyssey of Captain Cook, Otago Museum
2005 The Odyssey of Captain Cook, PaperGraphica, Christchurch
2005 Southern Myths, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki
2003 FOREST, PaperGraphica, Christchurch.
2003 Southern Myths, Ashburton Art Gallery.
2000 Mythical Landscapes, Eastern Southland Art Gallery.
1997 Regarding the Renaissance, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.
1996 Perfect Planning, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.
1996 Library Travelling, McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch.
1995 Gates Archways Bridges, CSA Gallery, Christchurch. .
1985 Coarse Grain / Fine Cut, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020-21 Myths and Mortals: Life in Ancient Times, Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, Christchurch, NZ
2019-20 Curators’ Choice: 21 Things / Kei te Kairauhī: 21 ngā Taonga,
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera, Wellington NZ
2019-20 Troy: Myth and Reality, British Museum, London UK
2019-20 Nectar, Mangere Arts Centre, Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, NZ
Curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Madeleine Gifford.
2018-19 7 lithographs from 'The Labours of Herakles' exhibited at National
Maritime Museum, Greenwich UK, as part of collection installation
2017-18 The Odyssey of Captain Cook series, exhibited at National
Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK as part of collection installation
2016 On the Origin of Art, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia.
2016 XMAS 16, PG gallery192, Christchurch, NZ.
2014 'Formative Impressions’ KPCA International Printmaking Exhibition, 2014-5
8 Pacific nations, instigated in Korea
2014 Object Shift, invited group exhibition, Objectspace Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2014 Everyday Fiction, invited group exhibition, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
2010 Call Waiting: A Celebration of the NEW Gallery 1995-2011
Auckland Art Gallery, NEW Gallery.
2010 Back & Beyond & Here, New Zealand Art for the Young & Curious
Museum of Wellington City and Sea.
2009 The Captain, Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga.
2009 Sanboa International Printmaking Exhibition, Jingdezhen, China.
2009 Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
2008 Our Space, The Wall, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand
Images from The Odyssey of Captain Cook included in an electronic,
interactive exhibition, 2008 – 2020.
2008 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Sofa Gallery, Christchurch.
An exhibition convened by the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.
2008 Keeping Time, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu
2007 ‘Art School 125’ 125 Years of the School of Fine Arts, University of
Canterbury, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu
2007 of Deities and Mortals, 8 artists respond to artifacts from the Logie Collection
Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu
2007 Pakeha Now! The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson
2005 Considering Mondrian, PaperGraphica, Christchurch; Millennium Art Gallery;
Blenheim; Eastern Southland Art Gallery, Gore (2006).
2003 WARSHOW, PaperGraphica, Christchurch.
1998 Picturing History, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.
1992 Prospect Canterbury, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
1993 Print and Paper Exhibition, Kurashiki Public Art Gallery, Kurashiki, Japan.
1993 White Camelias, Suffrage Exhibition, Robert McDougall Art Gallery,
1993 Women’s Art from the North and South Island, Bishop Suter Art Gallery,
1987 with Sue Cooke and Ralph Hotere, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
1985 with Sue Cooke and Ralph Hotere, RKS Art, Auckland.
AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2020 Presented the Australian Academy of the Humanities 22nd A.D. Trendall
Lecture as part of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies conference
Otago University, Dunedin, NZ.
2017 Invited speaker, A Meeting of Minds, NZ Association of Classics Teachers
conference, Wellington, NZ.
2014 Invited speaker, Athens to Aotearoa conference, University of Victoria,
2013 Invited plenary speaker, Hercules: A Hero for All Ages conference,
Leeds University, UK.
2013 Awarded Creative NZ grant to travel to the UK
2010 Artist in Residence, Tylee Cottage. An award supported by the Sargeant
Gallery, Whanganui, NZ
1998 Arts Excellence Award, The Canterbury Community Trust.
1991 Artist in Residence, Otago Polytechnic. An award funded by the QEII Arts
1984 Seager Prize in drawing, Ilam School of Art.
Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ
Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, NZ
Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, NZ
The Waikato Museum, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, NZ
Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, NZ
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Hocken Library Collection, Otago University, Dunedin, NZ
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Lincoln University, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Nelson Polytechnic, New Zealand
Christchurch College of Education, New Zealand
National Library Collection, New Zealand
Canterbury Public Library, New Zealand
New Zealand Parliament Buildings
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
National Bank, New Zealand
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Central Queensland University, Australia
National Gallery of Australia
Cambridge University, United Kingdom
The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
British Museum, United Kingdom
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom
Catalogues, books, essays
. Goddesses, Marian Maguire, exhibition catalogue, published by PaperGraphica 2017.
. Athens to Aotearoa : Greece and Rome in New Zealand literature and society, edited by Diana Burton, Jeff Tatum and Simon Perris, published by Victoria University Press, 2017. Maguire contributed a chapter entitled: A Fabricated History of Greco-New Zealand Interaction. Greta Hawes also wrote about Maguire's work in her chapter: Discussion with Mountains in Marian Maguire's 'A Taranaki Dialogue'.
. Southern Myths, by Marian Maguire, with an essay by Elizabeth Rankin, PaperGraphica 2012
. Letter from Christchurch, Marian Maguire (concerning 2010/11 earthquakes), Landfall 222, Spring 2011
. Titokowaru’s Dilemma, by Marian Maguire, with contributions from Elizabeth Rankin, James Belich, Giovanni Tiso, Anne Salmond and Keri Hulme, PaperGraphica 2011.
. The Labours of Herakles, by Marian Maguire, with essays by Elizabeth Rankin and Patrick O’Sullivan, PaperGraphica 2008
. The Odyssey of Captain Cook by Marian Maguire, essay by Anna Smith, PaperGraphica 2005
. The Odyssey adapted, by Marian Maguire, limited edition, hand-bound book, PaperGraphica 2006
. The Iliad abbreviated, by Marian Maguire, limited edition book, PaperGraphica 2003
Publications, review, blogs:
. Pandora's Jar: Women in Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes, MacMillan UK, 2020. Includes Penelope weaves and waits, by Marian Maguire, painting on fireplace, 2017.
. Troy: Myth and Reality by Alexandra Villing, J.Leseley Fitton, Victoria Donnellan and Andrew Shapland, British Museum UK, 2019. Includes Titokowaru and Te Whiti discuss the question, ‘What is Peace?’ by Marian Maguire, lithograph, 2010/11.
. Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under, edited by Marguerite Johnson, Bloomsbury UK 2019. Includes a chapter by Melinda Johnson and Thomas Kontges, 'Of Heroes and Humans: Marian Maguire's Colonisation of Herakles' Mythical World'
. The Unsettled Settler: Herakles the Colonist and the Labours of Marian Maguire, by Greta Hawes, Arion - Journal of Humanities and the Classics, Boston University, vol.23, no.2, pp.11-27.
. On the Origin of Art, exhibition catalogue, MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia, 2016. Contributors: Steven Pinker, Brian Boyd, Geoffrey Miller, Mark Changizi, introduction Elizabeth Pearce. Maguire's 'Ko wai koe? was selected for this exhibition and features in Brian Boyd's essay.
. Great Feats of Strength, article by Jamie Hanton, NZ Listener, October 10, 2015
. Lessons from History, article about Maguire's work by Nan Mulder, Printmaking Today, vol 22, autumn 2013, (UK print magazine)
. Herakles, by Emma Stafford (from the series Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World), Routledge (UK, USA, Canada) 2012.
. Giovanni Tiso, Titokowaru’s Dilemma http://bat-bean-beam.blogspot.co.nz/
. Wanganui Chronicle, feature by Laura Stowel
. ARTiculate (video 2011) – a documentary project created by Canterbury Arts & Heritage Trust it features responses from artists to the 2010/11 earthquakes, http://www.articulate.org.nz
. Critical Mass: Printmaking Beyond the Edge, by Richard Noyce, A&C Black (London), 2010
. Sanboa International Printmaking Exhibition, catalogue, Jingdezhen, China.
. Back & Beyond & Here. Group exhibition catalogue (related to Gregory O’Brien’s Back and Beyond, 2010, Museum of Wellington City and Sea.
. Giovanni Tiso, The Labours of Herakles, 2009
. Adrienne Rewi Ancient Greece meets Indigenous New Zealand 2009
. A new take on our colonial history, article by Adam Gifford. The Herald newspaper, 20.2.10
. The Art of History, article by Jackie Bowring on jb.passages.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html
. 2008 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition catalogue, University of Canterbury.
. Postcards, review by Sally Blundell in Art News, Spring 2008.
. Herculean NZ, article by Rosa Shiels in the Christchurch Press 11.6.08
. Back & Beyond, New Zealand Painting for the Young and Curious by Gregory O’Brien,
Auckland University Press, 2008.
. Pakeha Now! exhibition catalogue, The Bishop Suter Art Gallery, 2007
. Time Flowing Backwards, review by Bridie Lonie. The Listener Sept 2005, Vol 200, no.3410
. Of Deities or Mortals, exhibition catalogue, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, 2005
. Achilles and Ajax in Aotearoa: Marian Maguire’s Southern Myths, article by Elizabeth Rankin,
Art New Zealand 118, 2006
. White Camelias, exhibition catalogue, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, 1993
. There is No Harbour, poems by Dinah Hawkins, Victoria University Press, 2019.
. The Grief Almanac: A Sequel, poems by Vana Manasiadis, Seraph Press, 2019.
. Athens to Aotearoa : Greece and Rome in New Zealand literature and society, ed Diana Burton, Jeff Tatum and Simon Perris, Victoria University Press, 2017.
. Myths on the Map, edited by Greta Hawes, Oxford University Press, 2017.
. Anchor Stone, poems by Tony Beyer, Cold Hub Press, 2017.
. Overland #219, 2015, Australian literary magazine, guest edited by Giovanni Tiso, cover plus 4 illustrations.
. Headwinds, poems by Lindsay Pope, published by Submarine, NZ, 2014.
. Striding Both Worlds: Witi Ihimaera and New Zealand’s Literary Traditions by Melissa Kennedy,
Rodopi, The Netherlands – New York, 2011.
. The Snake-Haired Muse: James K. Baxter and Classical Myth by Geoffrey Miles, John Davidson and Paul Millar. Victoria University Press, 2011. Cover image plus 3 plates.
. Lost Relatives, poems by Siobahn Harvey, Steele Roberts, 2011.
. Victoria University of Wellington, 2011 Calender.
. Ithaca Island Bay Leaves, poems by Vana Manasiadis, Seraph Press 2009.
. Lis Penden’ in International Litigation, by Campbell McLachlan, Martinus Nijhoff 2009.
. Architecture NZ, no. 6, 2008. Cover illustration.