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Lynette Fisher’s art practice encompasses painting, printmaking, drawing and assemblage, which she regularly exhibits in solo and group shows throughout New Zealand.


Lynette’s work investigates themes of adoption, guardianship and ownership - appropriating existing imagery and re-placing it in awkward and re-imagined worlds. While an underlying sense of nostalgia usually permeates her work, it is disrupted by tensions around how the past and the present traverse space, time and identity.


Lynette graduated from Toi Ohomai in 2017 with a Bachelor of Creative Industries, and since 2022 has been the coordinator of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award. Her work is held in public and private collections. Lynette was born in Auckland and now lives and works in Te Puna, Tauranga.


Studio visits by appointment.

Awards / Selections

2023 Parkin Drawing Prize, NZ Academy of Fine Art, Wellington - Finalist

Full Circle - 12 years of the Miles, Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga (TAG)

2021 Venetta Miles Art Award, - Finalist, TAG

2019 Rotorua Museum Art Award - Merit award

2018 Venetta Miles Art Award, TAG - Ethel McMillan Award
2017 First Impressions III Print Award, Mairangi Bay Arts Centre Auckland - Finalist
Parkin Dra
wing Prize, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington - Finalist
Rotorua Museum Art Award - Finalist
Toi Ohomai, Tauranga - Woman’s Graduate prize
2015 Toi Ohomai - First in Graphic Design
3 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, Te Kõputu a te Whanga a Toi, Whakatāne - Finalist
2010 Venetta Miles Art Award, TAG - Emerging Artist Award

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

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

Work held in numerous private collections

2017 The Incubator Creative Hub, Tauranga - Summer Research Scholarship
2016 TAG - Summer Research Scholarship
2014 Toi Ohomai - Adult Study Scholarship


Selected exhibitions

2023 A Full Circle

2022 Home & Garden (Paul Darragh, Lynette Fisher, Jacquelyn Greenbank, John Roy) presented by Supercut Projects, Tauranga
LIMB (Lynette Fisher, Dani Henke, Becky Popham) SPACE Gallery, Whanganui
SUSS (Darcell Apelu, Donna Dinsdale, Heidi Douglas, Lynette Fisher, Nicol Sanders-O'Shea, Anne Shirley) Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Hand Me Down (Lynette Fisher, Nicol Sanders O’Shea, Anne Shirley), The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Waikato University, Hamilton
Venetta Miles Art Award, TAG
2020 Go home, Stay home (Solo), The Incubator Gallery, Tauranga

Social Print (NZ Print Council), Lysaght Watt Gallery, South Taranaki
2019 Rotorua Museum Art Award
La Petit Mort, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
2018 IAMWHATIPLAY (Solo), The Incubator Gallery
Venetta Miles Art Award, TAG
Whakaranu (Mix), Toi Ohomai Staff exhibition, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga
All In 3, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Antimatter 18, The People’s Gallery - toi ka rere, Tauranga
2017 First Impressions III Print Awards, Mairangi Bay Arts Centre
in Drawing Prize, NZ Academy of Fine Arts
Rotorua Museum Art Award
Pivot, Year 3 BCI graduate exhibition, Toi Ohomai
Tightrope Contemporary Drawing exhibition, BSA Gallery, Auckland

All In 2, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville
Mix, Toi Ohomai


2022 Hand me Down – a personal commentary influenced by ideologica
l roles and rituals. Essay by Dr. Graeme Cornwell ISBN: 978-0-473-61356-3

2021 Creative Patapatai podcast (2021)-

2021 Creative Matters podcast (2021)
2019 La Petite Mort – ecstasy, seduction and orgasm.

ISBN 978-0-473 -50110-5
2019 Leafa Wilson discusses 'Me Too (2019)' at the Rotorua Art Awards

2018 Dear Boobs compiled by Emily Searle

ISBN: 978-0-473-43844-9
Grim Tales - A book of illustrated journeys

ISBN: 978-0-473-34582-2


2017 Bachelor Creative Industries, Toi Ohomai Tauranga

2004 Diploma Interior Design, Open Polytechnic NZ

2002 Guild Commended Framer, UK Trade Guild

1989 Certificate Graphic Design & Display, AUT, Auckland

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