My Little Pony and Friends a new exhibition by Jay Hutchinson

‘My Little Pony and Friends’ is a play on the awkward physiological progression of the male child into adolescence. When childhood fantasy dissolves and another emerges.

This exhibition includes nine new works, eight hand-embroidered textile pieces depicting vandalised superheroes and Disney princesses and the recently completed ‘My Little Pony’. The pony took over 500 hours to hand stitch, making it his largest and most intensive work to date.

Exhibition opens 6:00pm on Monday the 2/3/15 at ABSOLUTION, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand


Belle, digital print on cotton drill hand-embroidered with polyester thread
Belle, digital print on cotton drill hand-embroidered with polyester thread

absolution The Tanner Wo


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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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