Artists | Stephen Brookbanks

“In Venice, 'Future Islands' will make a splash.” - Tony van Raat

An exhibition designer by day, Brookbanks can be found most evenings within his Auckland studio, planing down pieces of rich cedar from dismantled villas to create these incredibly detailed architectural forms... An intriguing, meditative world of platforms and pathways.

Brookbanks recently joined our New Zealand contingent over at the Venice Architectural Biennale for their exhibition, 'Future Islands’.

There are enough manifestos out there... I really don’t have anything to say. It’s about the making... and that is more than I would like to have said. It’s a bundle of sticks.

Stephen Brookbanks, 2018