JODI COLLINS

Happy Bones Art 

Not limited by one medium, Jodi makes a broad range of creations. Her works consists of painting, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage art, jewellery, textiles all with her signature style yet every piece is unique. 

Seeing the beauty in unwanted possessions and giving them a new lease on life, Jodi repurposes found objects. She then transforms them into something weird or just wonderful.

Her work has been described as playful, whimsical and even comical. She finds satisfaction in hearing viewers engage in her work … even if they find the creations ‘down right weird’.

Studio

Jodi lives 4kms out of town on a small life style block with her husband and small children, a pig and chooks. Loving the community vibe in Raglan and the diverse people it attracts and the scenery.

Work on display at Jet Collective and the Rivet Gallery in Raglan.

About

Jodi studied at Manukau Institute of Technology in Visual arts 2001, Waikato Institute of Technology Media arts 2003 – majoring in painting and sculpture – where she finished in 2005 with a Bachelor in Media Arts and honors.

Bio

Jodi has a love for creativity and loves sharing it with the community – often working on collaborative art projects.

Funked up Junk – kids up-cycle workshops, where kids create  by repurposing discarded bits and pieces, turning them into pieces of art or even something useful.

Organizing Group exhibitions – local and in the broader Waikato, she loves to bring creatives together, transforming spaces with creativity.

  • Running former gallery Platform 01 artspace, Victoria St, Hamilton.
  • Working part time at Gallery East, Grey St, Hamilton, and Hive Gallery, Jet Collective, Bow St, Raglan.
  • A face at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre over the years, running kids workshops and exhibitions.
  • Putting on shows regularly as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival. 
  • For the past eight years she has been a part of a artist-run space Gallery and Open Studios right in the heart of Raglan on Bankart Street at Ahoy Creative Crew.