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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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NIDUS furniture by Andrew Missen

Wellington furniture designer-maker Andrew Missen has created a show of one off pieces for us at Hunters and Collectors for the month of November.   Image:  Russell Kleyn   The steel chairs and tables are unique designs by Andrew Missen, who has created furniture for Seashore Cabaret, Maranui and other Wellington eateries as well as many custom pieces for clients he had through his shop NIDUS in Newtown.   Missen who is inspired by Eastern Europe; the workers, scrap metal and shipyards, designs with utilitarian, industrial and straight lines. The leather seats are from scraps Missen acquired at a Japanese textile shop in Kilbirnie. The furniture is all handmade in Wellington, and every piece is different.  For Missen it is very much ‘vive la...

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ARE YOU SURE THIS IS THE WRONG THING? A ceramics exhibition by Sophie Hathaway

After her sold out show last year, Sophie has created a new body of ceramic works for her new show that opens this Friday night.  Playful, antic, sometimes looking awkward in the way that life itself can look awkward. Leaving the viewer to be the clever one. Berhampore, my studio and me. A follower of Montaigne “Be astonished. Contradict yourself. Embrace imperfection” CONTACT US for purchases or commissions!    CONTACT US  to inquire about purchases or commissions  

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