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A Hook in the Head by George Turner

A Hook in the Head George Turner At the base of prehistoric trees lie bundles of toi toi and dried grass. Once the forests had served their economic purpose, they were ignited. The complex ecosystems—developed over millions of years—fell to ashes, replaced today by concrete and transplanted soils. The smoke from razed undergrowth and native grasses rose, mixing with the damp air to form clouds. Propelled by a final escaping wind of the evening, they drifted out over the Cook Strait to meet with an encroaching storm; a front which had travelled from the frozen seas of the south and wound past the rigid spine of alps now races northward with southerly gale, as it has done for millennia. Emerging...

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AFTER AFTER by Antoinette Ratcliffe

Inspired by her visit to the Australian Facility of Taphonomic Research (AFTER), also known as the only body farm in the southern hemisphere, Antoinette Ratcliffe explores the concept of recomposition using taxidermy in her exhibition, After AFTER. ‘The term decomposition is widely used when referring to a dead body, but I prefer to use the term recomposition to describe the process in which the body moves from one state to another. Creating a piece of taxidermy is itself a form of recomposition, a process which the majority of people never get to see. As a taxidermist, I see how the animal lived and died through the wear and tear on the body I’m working on.  Antoinette Ratcliffe's exhibition features her...

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LOVEMYLEATHERJACKET Group show!

LOVEMYLEATHERJACKET pays homage to New Zealand’s most iconic alternative store….   As conservative 1980’s New Zealand frequented the middleclass bastions of traditional department stores such as Smith and Caughey’s, Kirkcaldie and Stains, and Ballentynes, those living a rougher, edgier, alternative experience went to Hunters & Collectors.   First opened in 1985 in Symonds St then K’rd, Auckland, branches then sprang up in Cuba St, Wellington 1987 and Manchester St, Christchurch 1989. Since then Hunters & Collectors has been THE place for vintage and second-hand clothing and jewellery, object d’art and leatherwear, producing their own H&C branded leather jackets for many years throughout the 90’s. Customised leather jackets graced the burly backs of bouncers of iconic club, The Box and notoriously...

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CONFECTION 2X4 by Sarah Guppy, Dido Dunlop, Jenny Keate and Caryl McKirdy

Hunters and Collectors warmly invites you to the preview opening of CONFECTION 2X4 A collection of paintings and ceramics by Sarah Guppy, Dido Dunlop, Jenny Keate and Caryl McKirdyThursday March 5th 5–7pm at Hunters and CollectorsWith thanks to our sponsors  Dido Dunlop Goddesses, Matriarchs Grandmothers – Forces of Nature, terracotta, thrown on a wheel, then shaped Sarah Guppy Slip-cast ceramic vases Jenny Keate Courtyard, acrylic on board Caryl McKirdy Hand-built and carved ceramic vessels

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AFTER THOUGHT: Robbie Motion and Hugo Van Dorsser

Employing experience from their history in creating artwork's for album covers and posters, as well as a degree in Art History Motion's practice has become primarily interested in the relationship between the aesthetic elements of composition and the viewers gaze. By combining multiple styles and forms each work explores the idea that the aesthetic qualities of an image can be used to create a dialogue between the work and the viewer. Ultimately, Motion’s work looks to transparency in a attempt that this will create a strong sense of familiarity and understanding between the work and the viewer.   Hugo van Dorsser chose Dunedin as his base after graduating in 2016 with a degree in Communication Art & Design from the...

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