“The Magnificent Rayner Brothers Circus and special guest Jay Hutchinson” exhibition at Olga reviewed by Robyn Maree Pickens in the ODT 17/11/22

Brains with faces, flawed families, smoking dogs, self-portraits, and Liz (Queen Elizabeth II), the Rayner Brothers are back for another outing at Olga with their slightly outre ceramics. This time the “Circus” features Otepoti Dunedin-based artist Jay Hutchinson’s well-known embroidered works of found rubbish (screen-printed on to fabric and embroidered). With more than a nod …

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Recent article in Art Zone issue 92 Spring 2022 by Hannah Mahon

A Jellytip wrapper is a find for Jay Hutchinson. For the artist trash is fine art. He began to notice discarded stuff, and was “drawn to the colour and the nostalgic relationship I have with the products.” ‘Embroiderer/graffiti artist Hutchinson wants his work to encourage other people to pay more more attention to their environment. …

blue zig-zag paper packet

A new limited edition of nine, hand stitched ‘blue Zig-Zag paper packets’ is currently on show and available to purchase from Fiksate Gallery in Christchurch. Based on one of the most littered object found in the Dunedin CBD the iconic blue Zig-zag paper packet, in various states of distress and damage. Each work is a …

“b-sides, rarities and treasures from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery car park”, Olga, Dunedin. Exhibition runs from the 25/2/22 until 18/3/22 Review By James Dignan published in the ODT 3/3/22

One of the potential aims of art is to make people look again at things that they would normally disregard — to view things in a new, unexpected light — and in doing so to see them as if for the first time. This is a major feature of the fabric and installation art of …

Newport/White Castle

The last two works from the series ‘Far from home/ American trash’ will be available to purchase from the @masterworksgallerynz Summer exhibition ‘Raumati/Summer Salon’ from tomorrow…based on found object/trash in New York City 2019, pre pandemic. Both works hand-embroidery on digitally printed fabric, framed with Museum Glass in box frames 330 x 330mm #handembroidery #trash …