Joanne Sullivan's "Phar Lap" Timaru.
Joanne Sullivan grew up in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand in 2002 after spending four years in the USA. Joanne and her husband, Huw Hill-Male have recently moved to Helensville and have just finished building a studio and are in the process of planting a permaculture lifestyle block with avocados and citrus.
Joanne has worked in bronze, and mixed media for over 30 years, and has also started casting in crystal glass. Joanne has the ability to work in many mediums, bronze, glass and casting in stainless steel.
Noted for their careful attention to detail, Joanne’s sculptures have found their way into both private and public collections around the world.
In 2009 Joanne was elected as a Signature Member of The American Academy of
Equine Art (Sculpture) (AAEA). The AAEA is associated with the Royal Academy of Art in London and membership is offered to artists who have achieved a level of museum -level excellence in both the horse and the human form in contemporary equine art.
Joanne’s noted sculptures include the life sized bronze of Phar Lap in Timaru, as well as a life sized “Sir John Walker winning Olympic Gold” which stands opposite his school in Manurewa. “Balance” - a rooster toppling a chair which stands in Albany Village is also one of Joanne’s public sculptures.
Joanne is currently working on a large sculpture of “Papatuanuku” for Kotuku Wellness Retreat in