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A collection of Ceramics by Ruthie Frank

Hunters and Collectors are so proud to announce the final exhibition for this year! Opening night 5-7pm, 4th December 2020 Drinks from our wonderful and delicious sponsors Scapegrace Gin and Fortune Favours  Ruthie Frank b.1988 is a ceramic artist from New Plymouth,Taranaki. She  started working with clay in 2016 and studied UKU - hand building under Wi Taepa at Te Wananga O Aotearoa in 2017. Ruthie now works predominantly with liquid porcelain using a technique called slip casting. Her custom plaster molds are made from found everyday objects- creating a wide variety of shapes a usable pieces! Her porcelain ceramics are bright and fun with unique ‘water pipes’  too for your smoking pleasure! She hopes her pieces will bring you joy and become...

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Erathem: A collaborative exhibition between Te Whanganui-a-Tara based artists Dayle Palfreyman and Nick Shackleton

Erathem is a collaborative exhibition between Te Whanganui-a-Tara based artists Dayle Palfreyman (BFA) and Nick Shackleton (BSc). Combining Dayle’s conceptual art background with Nick’s Geological and Geophysical education, the two aim to present complex geological knowledge in an art context. Predominantly working in sculpture and installation, the show expands on the mediums the artists generally explore, including other ways to present this information.  At the Southern end of the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) lies the Rimutaka-Tararua Ranges and the Hau-rangi (Aorangi) Mountains. Sitting on the slopes of Haurangis, extending west to the Wairarapa Valley, vast layers of conglomerate and soft mudstone (silt-stone) sit atop the deformed greywacke bedrock. Around 9 million years ago the Aorangi Mountains were islands as the...

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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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