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Dr Warren Feeney is an author and arts academic based in Ōtepoti Christchurch.

He completed his PhD at the University of Otago in 2009 and contributes regularly to the Press, as well as arts publications such as Art News and He was a teaching fellow in NZ Art in the Twentieth Century at the University of Otago. Currently he is Adjunct Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Canterbury.[1]

He curated Gruesome! at Ōtepoti's Robert McDougall Art Gallery in 1999. Gruesome! explored the dynamics of high and low art through the impact of the comic book on the world of fine art. Artists included Dick Frizzell, Violet Faigan, Mark Braunias, Tom Kreisler, Paul Radford, Tony de Lautour, Nicola Jackson, James Robinson, Jimmy Cooper, Saskia Leek, Peter Robinson, Bill Hammond, Jason Greig and Gavin Chilcott.


  • Gruesome! (In association with the Robert McDougall Gallery, 1999)[2]
  • Gruesome! No. 1: The Influence of Comics on Contemporary New Zealand Artists (McDougall Contemporary Art Annex, April-May 1999)[3]
  • "Born Under a Bad Sign" (Gruesome! No. 1, April-May 1999)[3]