we will all burn in hell

The group exhibition We Will All Burn In Hell at a gallery brings together five artists working in underground culture and the black metal/ heavy metal/ hardcore and punk lifestyle.

All artists represented in this exhibition express attitude, independence and the ‘do it yourself’ punk ethic. Slayer, Bad Brains and Circle Jerks are your reference points.

a gallery 393 Princes Street Dunedin is an independent dealer gallery and project space run by artist Jay Hutchinson. It will fuse elements of punk, street culture, experimental and underground fine art.

The opening show ‘We Will All Burn In Hell’ consists of two recently graduated students from the Dunedin School of Fine Art, Matt Wilson and Sam Ovens, two salvage artists Merrin Sinclair and Lewis Stanley Denzil Funraiser, and the curator/artist, Jay Hutchinson.

Matt Wilson is a tattoo artist, who walked out of art school in December last year right into an apprenticeship at Tattrix, Kaikourai Valley, Dunedin. Matt’s work hints at danger, and a recent experiment with a pinhole camera brought a community to a standstill with the imminent threat of catastrophe. When not working in ink Wilson produces careful, beautifully rendered drawings of fighting dogs.

Sam Ovens produces confrontational pastels paintings and prints, combining elements of religious, political and black metal imagery with a colourful twist. Another recent graduate of art school, Sam is also the singer/guitarist in the Hard core band Conniption.

Merrin Sinclair’s artistic practice is immersed in material culture, arranging objects and creating tension between domesticity, nostalgia and uncanny found objects, with a style that hints at the hand made, yet obliterates it.

Lewis Stanley Denzil Funraiser, better known as an experimental sound artist, has been performing nationally for the past 15 years under a number of different guises.  As a visual artist, L S D Funraiser salvages the detritus of the urban landscape, applying morbid and methodical judgment to find hidden value in the discarded.

Jay Hutchinson is a graduate of the Dunedin School of Fine Art Masters Program (2008) and has been exhibiting nationally for the past ten years. Hutchinson now works mainly in textiles producing subversively meticulous hand-embroidered works.

a gallery 393 princes street dunedin,

open saturday’s 10am to 4pm

or by appointment

phone 021 2600 169

 email agallerydunedin@gmail.com

exhibition opens

5:30pm Thursday 10 february 2011

until 4pm Saturday 5 march 2011


Published by agallerypresents.com

Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a particular group of artists selected by gallery curator/manager Jay Hutchinson, artists he respected and admired and felt were not being represented in the gallery scene at the time.

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