EMPIRE Gavin Hipkins Essay by Daniel Palmer, “For Anton Lock, 1893-1971”
Publication launched on the occasion of Gavin Hipkins‘ exhibition Second Empire at Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi (14th February-13th April 2008) during the completion of the McCahon residency at French Bay, Auckland (December 2007-February 2008)
The fourth resident, photographer Gavin Hipkins, arrived from Wellington at the end of November with his young family and spent Christmas in the bush. Gavin was the first residency artist with children to stay at the Otitori Road studio and house, making the early decision to build two bedrooms rather than one, a … Continue reading →
The Sanctuary is a travelogue of sorts that reveals a range of very different sites. The sequence begins with three images taken in royal parks in London – the first a slow-incline exterior stone staircase and a row of trees running parallel out from the edge of the steps. This is an anchoring image, in a way a declaration of intent. The steps lead up to the (brightly re-gilded) memorial statue erected by Queen Victoria to her husband Prince Albert in Kensington Gardens. Hipkins has chosen to avoid the ‘money shot’ of the … Continue reading →
“This publication documents the various installations produced by Filter-Corp and includes essays by Miriam Harris and Tina Barton, as well as stills from the FilterCorp animation by Ron Young and the FilterCorp Board.”
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FALLEN JOHN PUSATERI John Early, Dan Blanchon & Mel Galbraith
The work, comprised of 12 photographic images and 4 graphite drawings, was shown at Seed Gallery, Auckland, November 2007.
‘Fallen’ by John Pusateri, is a documentation of a collaborative biodiversity and fine art project by the New Zealand-based artist and scientists. The project started with setting pitfall traps on 8 May 2007. Twice a month, for thirteen months, Pusateri gathered, separated, cleaned, labelled and preserved the trapped specimens. These specimens were photographed along with fragments of ceramic, glass, and other found items from the same area.
METAPHYSICAL HEART JEWELLERY BY PETER MCKAY Damian Skinner
“Published on the occasion of the exhibition Metaphysical heart : jewellery by Peter McKay”
A storytelling jeweller, working alone on Banks Peninsula, with one eye focused on the artistic heritage of Europe and the other trained on the mythic potential of his local landscape. Welcome to the work (and world) of Peter McKay, one of this country’s senior jewellers. From his early days as an apprentice of Kobi Bosshard, trained in the techniques and aesthetics of European goldsmithing, to the appropriation of European modernism and Medieval and … Continue reading →