Gabi Lardies

Works for Sale

I am an artist/writer living in Tāmaki Makaurau. In my multi-faceted practice I make texts, objects, printed images, publications, and films; sometimes alone and sometimes with others. These nebulous materialisations are driven by an autoethnographic impulse, and supported by studies in Fine Arts, Sociology, Creative Writing and Graphic Design. Currently, I am the Artist in Residence the Te Tuhi Parnell Station Studios, so my studio time is punctuated by coming and going trains.

In 2019 I collaboratively set up Pipi Press, an initiative to publish critical, hopeful content which encompasses the poetic and political. It re-imagines the material and social processes involved in publishing, by exploring form, production and distribution.

I divide my time between these practices and freelance Graphic Design work predominately in the Arts and Publishing sectors.

Published Writing

(Linked where possible)

Big-nosed Women
The Sunday Essay, The Spinoff, Dec 2021

structure's surface skin
A response to Antje Barker's Seven Islands
RM Gallery & Project space, November 2021
Read Online

Big-nosed Women (essay excerpt)
The Java Script Issue 11
Published by Tom Tuke, Oct 2021

Embracing Freaky Futures
Dwelling in the Margins: Art Publishing in Aotearoa
GLORIA Press, 2021

Embracing Freaky Futures
Designers Speak (Up)

untitled (piss)
Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021
Massey University Press

Micro Music Reviews
Archi Banal & George Rump - Mind Is Dumb x Danceroom
Sheep, Dog & Wolf - Fine
Pickle Darling - A Deep Breath
100% Good (On-going)

Oscen Issue 3: Myths

In Common
Pipi Press, 2019

Gemma Walsh and GLORIA Press
2018, 2019

Formal Education

Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours)
Auckland University, 2019

Graduate Diploma Arts
Sociology & English
Auckland University, 2020

PG Dip FA (Distinction)
Auckland University, 2017

Bachelor of Graphic Design
Auckland University of Technology, 2012


I am always interested in opportunities to make or share work.