Mr Sterile Assembly – Hamilton Fringe Festival 2011

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Art danger BOOM! 2011 was the biggest fringe festival ever and offered a smorgasbord of roving entertainment including theatre, poetry, exhibitions, film, music and one or two things that don’t quite fit any of the usual categories. Mr Sterile Assembly was definitely the latter.

A melange of social critique of New Zealand’s security agencies, art works, theatre performance and punk rock, Mr Sterile Assembly appears here in one of Hamilton’s pop up art spaces in the Riverbank mall, on Victoria Street. Performing on the same day as a rugby world cup match the streets were eerily empty, which made sounds coming out of that space take on a life of their own.


Stefanie Young
Stefanie Young


I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from AUT (Auckland, NZ) in 1995, and received an MFA with distinction from Pratt Institute (New York, USA), 2000. During my time in New York, I was involved as teaching assistant to my professor in the critical theory department, and also had the opportunity to intern with a cross-section of New York artists and galleries.

Since returning to New Zealand, I have taught at Unitec School of Art and Design in Auckland, and Elam School of Fine Arts before joining the staff and students at Wintec, Hamilton in 2006.

I exhibit in New Zealand, Australia and New York, and regularly participate in international group shows. My primary practice utilises photography and painting to engage with issues of perception, representation and ways of seeing.