Moira Joy Crossman

Moira Crossman graduated in 1986 from the Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Arts where she specialised in sculpture. Later she also studied rāranga (weaving) at Te Whare Arohanui at Waitati, Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Crossmann has exhibited frequently in Dunedin and the Māniatoto, and has taken part in Stone Symposia in the South Island, from Invercargill to Picton. More recently Crossman has been involved in the Te Kupenga Biennial International Stone Sculpture Symposium, a two yearly event run on the New Plymouth foreshore. Her public commissions include ‘Te Ara O Kiwa I Te Mauri O Takaroa’ in the Waikouaiti Town Garden, and 'He aihe' at Macandrew Intermediate School.

The abstracted forms of her sculptures reference nature often echoing the shapes of birds and plants. She works in a variety of media including Oamaru Stone, Mt Sumner stone and wood, but specialises in hard stones, basalts and argillite.

See also:

Moira Joy Crossman, ‘Te Ara ō kiwa i te Mauri ō Takaroa: A spiritual pathway of the ocean’ (1999), Waikouaiti Domain, Ōtepoti Dunedin

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021