Sophie Jerram is an independent Wellington-based artist, curator and writer, interested in interdisciplinary practice, in working outside conventional museological contexts and in spillage into the commercial world. Her work tends to play on a humorous threshold between the sacred and mundane. With experience also in business and communications, she is inspired by trade, negotiation and collaboration. For the ISEA work Te Kore: Street of Breaths, she has collaborated with composer and co-director of Now Future, Dugal McKinnon, as well as Melissa Blllington and the Myoga students of the POWA centre, Wellington.
Her work includes Last Grasp and Refined Life for Article Biennial, Stavanger, Norway (September 2010) www.article.no-en, Refined Life at Green Bench’s BURN Show (December 2010), the animated film and installation Mud People of Tawharanui, Tawharanui Open Sanctuary, Rodney District (March 2010); Oil on Troubled Water at Enjoy Gallery Wellington (2007) and the Water Show, at the Physics Room, Christchurch 2008. She produced and wrote cult 2005 short film "Fatty", (directed Colin Hodson).
As a curator her work has concerned artistic intervention into public sites. This includes the inter0disciplinary lecture series Dialogues with Tomorrow with Dugal McKinnon around New Zealand, and the leading art-as-commons project Letting Space with Mark Amery (2010-2011). Other curating includes Bombs Away (Physics Room Christchurch and Adam Art Gallery Wellington), Posted Love (National Library 1998,) Letting Space (Auckland 1993). Together with Dugal McKinnon she has established an ongoing partnership to examine and promote artistic responses to climate change, Now Future.