a gallery presents



an exhibition of new and old work from five artists that showed with agallerypresents.com. Originally a small gallery in Dunedin ‘a gallery’ has become a forever evolving concept, supporting a group of artists that were once based in the small south island city that are now scattered across the globe. From Philip James Frosts bright and violent grime pop works to Justin Spiers dark atmospheric photographs. The works selected for this show are tied together with themes from the ever changing urban enviroment and the resilience and erosion of memory

Artists included in the exhibition are Philip James Frost, Justin Spiers, Sam Ovens, Jay Hutchinson and DDDCCXO

There is an opening for exhibition
Saturday the 2 of April at 6:00pm
133 Riddiford Street

DAMAGED will be showing until the end of April 2016

with DJs the Elusive Ben and DDDCCXO


Paste-Up in Newtown, Wellington By DDDCCXO


Jay Hutchinson, My Embroideries Drip, Detail, Polyester Thread on Cotton Drill, 800mm x 600mm x 2 $2000


Justin Spiers, Untitled (from the series Castleland) High Quality Photographic Print, Framed in a deep high-gloss White Frame, 420 x 420mm $550


Philip James Frost, Untitled, Mixed Media on paper, 1000mm x 700mm $1000


Sam Ovens, one off screen printed LP Sleeve, float mounted in a black frame, 460mm x 460mm, Not For Sale


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One of three works, never seen in New Zealand, Simon Attwooll’s Untitled (Purple Negative Girl) Dye, Exhibition in Wellington 30/10/14

Simon Attwooll Untitled (Purple Negative Girl) Dye

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New work by Sharon Singer “Suitcase of Uncertain Dreams” #suretoriseExhibition in Wellington 30/10/14

Sharon Singer "Suitcase of Uncertain Dreams" 2014

Sharon Singer “Suitcase of Uncertain Dreams” 2014

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One of two new works by Justin Spiers that will be in the up coming Sure To Rise #suretorise Exhibition in Wellington 30/10/14

photo by Justin Spiers...

photo by Justin Spiers…

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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

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