'Courtesy of Two Rooms Gallery'
Ann is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists. Her most recent research engages with plant narratives and histories, in particular the intersection of botanical histories and human-knowledge systems. Ann is interested in how the perceived power play between plants and humans can be redefined and modified through art. In 2016, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki developed the major mid-career survey exhibition Dark Matter: Ann Shelton, curated by Zara Stanhope, which toured to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in 2017.