Otago artist Juliet Novena Sorrel as part of her Master of Fine Arts in 2011, travelled for two years, equipped with her sketchbook, recording places on a high country station which has been in her family for 100 years. Her work documents both natural and human features of the Central South Island rural landscape. Her intention is to reconnect with the land and to recreate a sense of place.
Juliet Novena Sorrel was born in Central Otago, and now lives in Dunedin. She has an on-going studio practice as a visual artist working within the disciplines of drawing and sculpture. She also has a background in performance, installation and community art projects and her work has been exhibited and collected widely in New Zealand. Her recent Master of Fine Arts research involved utilising observational drawing and mapping as tools for furthering our understanding of place, identity and belonging.