World made of steel, made of stone


6 November – 12 December 2021

Time

11.00AM – 4.00PM

Artist talk with Honey Brown, Isabel Wadeson-Lee, and Daegan Wells: Friday 5 November, 4:30pm
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm and closed on Mondays and public holidays

Venue: The Physics Room

This is an exhibition about making, and how it can locate us, consolidate a sense of self and relationships. Bringing into the gallery a range of materials—aluminium, parāoa rēwana, digital media, steel, glass, wool, and language—World made of steel, made of stone recognises making as a form of thinking. Further, works in this show invite us to think about the body itself as a series of relationships: physical and material, whānau-inherited, gendered and intimate, held in language.

Artists Honey Brown, Josephine Jelicich, Deborah Rundle, Isabel Wadeson-Lee, and Daegan Wells have established modes of making that are hands-on, and rely on learned and applied knowledge of their materials. One result of this is that the works are not developed in isolation, but socially, in correspondence or through quotation, through whanaungatanga and relationships, and with practice. Learning how to work with these hard and soft materials necessarily involves exchange: intergenerational passing on of knowledge (in the case of Brown and Wells’ work), intuitive experiment with the physical properties of aluminium and steel (Wadeson-Lee, Jelicich), editing and recontextualising text and found objects for alternative meaning (Rundle), as part of the labour of conceptually resolving the work.

Image: Deborah Rundle, Sweet Pepper (detail), 2021

 

Covid-19 Protection Framework 

We are waiting confirmation as to whether a vaccine pass is required for entry. 

Location map

Ground floor, Registry Additions,
Montreal Street

Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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