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Lynette Fisher

Born in Auckland, Aotearoa NZ

Lives & works in Te Puna, Tauranga


Lynette Fisher is a Tauranga based creative practitioner.

Her art practice ranges from printmaking, drawing, assemblage and painting, all of which have featured in solo and group shows around New Zealand. Her work is held in public and private collections.

Her work investigates themes of adoption, guardianship and ownership - appropriating existing imagery and re-placing it in awkward, misplaced and re-imagined worlds. There is an underlying sense of nostalgia and tension between past and present traversing space, time and identity.

Lynette works from her studio in Te Puna, where works can be viewed by appointment.


2017 Bach. Creative Industries, Toi Ohomai
2004 Dip. Interior Design, Open Polytechnic NZ
2002 Guild Commended Framer, UK Trade Guild
1989 Cert. Graphic Design & Display, AUT, Auckland


Awards / Selections
2021 Venetta Miles Art Award, Finalist

2019 Rotorua Museum Art Award, Merit award

2018 Venetta Miles Art Award, Ethel McMillan Award.
2017 First Impressions III Print award. Mairangi Bay Arts Centre, Auckland - Finalist
Parkin Drawing Prize. NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington - Finalist
Rotorua Museum Art Award. Howard Morrison Events Centre,- Finalist
Toi Ohomai Woman’s Graduate prize
2015 Toi Ohomai First in Graphic Design
2013 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Finalist
2010 Venetta Miles Art Awards, Tauranga Art Gallery. Emerging Artist award

2002 Adam Portrait Award. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington - Finalist

Public Collections    
Rotorua Museum permanent collection ‘Me Too (2019)’

2017 The Incubator Creative Hub. Summer Research Scholarship
2016 Tauranga Art Gallery - Toi Tauranga. Summer Research Scholarship
2014 Toi Ohomai Adult Study Scholarship


Recent exhibitions (selected)

 2022 Home & Garden ( Paul Darragh, John Roy, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Lynette Fisher) presented by Supercut Projects
LIMB (Dani Henke, Becky Popham, Lynette Fisher) SPACE Gallery, Whanganui
SUSS (Group exhibition) Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Hand me down (Nicol Sanders O’Shea, Anne Shirley, Lynette Fisher) The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Waikato University
Venetta Miles Art Award finalist’s exhibition, Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga
2020 Go home, Stay home (Solo) The Incubator Gallery, Tauranga
Social Print (NZ Print Council exhibition) Lysaght Watt Gallery, South Taranaki
2019 Rotorua Museum Art Award finalist’s exhibition, Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
La Petit Mort. Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
2018 IAMWHATIPLAY (Solo). The Incubator Gallery, Tauranga
Venetta Miles Art Award finalist’s exhibition, Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga
Whakaranu (Mix) Toi Ohomai Staff exhibition. Zeus Gallery, Tauranga
All In 3. Selected group show. Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Antimatter 18. Group show. The People’s Gallery - toi ka rere, Tauranga
2017 First Impressions III print awards finalist’s exhibition. Mairangi Bay Arts Centre, Auckland
Parkin Drawing Prize finalist’s exhibition. NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington
Rotorua Museum Art Award finalist’s exhibition. Howard Morrison Events Centre, Rotorua
Pivot Year 3 BCI graduate exhibition. Toi Ohomai, Tauranga
Tightrope contemporary drawing exhibition. BSA Gallery, Auckland
All In 2. Selected group show. Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Mix.Toi Ohomai, Windemere Campus, Tauranga


Hand me Down – a personal commentary influenced by ideological roles and rituals. Essay by Dr, Graeme Cornwell
ISBN: 978-0-473-61356-3 (2022)
La Petite Mort – ecstasy, seduction and orgasm.  ISBN 978-0-473 -50110-5 (2019)
Grim Tales - A book of illustrated journeys. ISBN: 978-0-473-34582-2 (2016)
Leafa Wilson discusses “Me Too (2019) at the Rotorua Art Awards
Creative Patapatai podcast -
Creative Matters podcast -

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