Brendon Wilkinson

Auckland, New Zealand, b. 1974

Brendon Wilkinson’s practice encompasses sculpture and painting, often dealing with issues surrounding space, narrative and the body. He has produced many works such as Pile of Illusions (2002), The Gauntlet (2003) and Meat Dust (2006) that take the form of scale models, using the construction, modelmaking and painting techniques employed by hobbyists to create expansive miniature tableaux. In these works, Wilkinson uses the inherently captivating illusion of scale to draw the viewer into an uncomfortable, liminal space replete with an array of often disturbing narrative clues. More recently, Wilkinson’s practice has grown to include large-scale paintings that display the same attention to detail and interest in the macabre and uncanny as his scale works. Wilksinson attended the Elam School of Fine Art from 1994-1998, graduating with a BFA. His work was included in Bright Paradise: 1st Auckland triennial at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2001, and in 2002 he presented the exhibition The Cleaning Agent at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, as part of their Taranaki Artist in Residence Program. Wilkinson has exhibited widely in New Zealand and his work is held in many public and private collections, including that of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and the Wallace Trust. He lives and works in Auckland.

Auction Results

Port Royal

c. 1997

mixed media

162mm x 124mm x 40mm (widest points)

Achieved $1,876.00



modelling putty, oil, flocking, found can and found melamine-coated particle board

110mm x 75mm x 75mm

Estimate $800 - $1,600