More Treasures from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery car park…Aotearoa Art Fair 2023 with Masterworks Gallery

Eight new hand stitched works from the series ‘Treasures from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery car park’ have been shipped up to Auckland to show with Masterworks Gallery for the 2023 Aotearoa Art Fair. Along with the framed stitched works Masterworks also wanted to show the photographs of the found objects (trash) the embroidery’s are based on. These have been printed onto Rag Baryta paper and mounted onto Aluminium board. The framed works will be presented along side the photographs in an exhibition for the first time.

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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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