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Ann Shelton will be speaking on Sunday at Massey as part of the Images and Fake News Panel Discussion

Ann Shelton, born in Timaru, is an internationally recognised artist. Shelton’s large‑scale, hyper-real photographic works operate at the nexus of conceptual and documentary modes, investigating the social, political and historical contexts that inform readings of the landscape and its contents. Shelton is recognised as one of New Zealands leading photographic artists and is the paramount winner of two major New Zealand Contemorary Art awards (The 2010 COCA Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award and the 2006 Trust Waikato Contemporary Art Award.

Shelton’s career review exhibition Dark Matter was shown at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in 2017 and her work has been exhibited extensively internationally over the last 25 years, including showings in every major New Zealand institution.

Shelton is Associate Professor Photography at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University in Wellington, where she lectures in Fine Art and Photography, and is also Chairperson of Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington’s longest running artist-run space. Shelton is represented by Bartley and Company Art and McNamara Gallery.