Wanda Gillespie is a mystical archaeologist creating sculptural artefacts and photographed actions from realms on the periphery of reality. Employing a range of mediums to realise her concepts, Wanda is most known for her finely detailed wood carved figures and abacus sculptures. By using traditional craft techniques in contemporary ways, she attempts to challenge historical ideas of the artefact. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, and often in Australia for exhibitions, Wanda employs native woods and nuts to connect with the material culture of these two countries. Wanda has an extensive exhibition history and has been the recipient of many awards for her work.