A Gallery Presents a General Edition publication ‘Landfill’ using a 1999 copy of the Otago University Arts Journal ‘Landfall’ as a template. Dunedin artist Jay Hutchinson worked with designer Gilbert May to design and produce this limited edition publication.
Hutchinson’s art practice involves photographing and collecting trash from the street, finding compositions in the discarded, forgotten and thrown away. After a piece of trash is collected from the street it is printed on fabric and slowly hand stitched, recreating rubbish into elaborate textile works.
‘Landfill’ contains a selection of Hutchinson’s work spanning the last six years presented in the style and format of the ‘Landfall’ publication. The publication includes short stories, essays, found objects and poetry blended together with risograph duotones.
The writers and contributors include Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Sarah McClintock, Michael Steven, Richard Reeve, Gilbert May and those who have have dropped countless empty beer cans, lolly wrappers, greasy boxes and other miscellaneous objects.
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