As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, Objectspace is staging Islanders (9 March to 27 April). The exhibition, which is texturally rich and profoundly beautiful, surveys the work of New Zealand sculptor (and CTANZ member) Jo Torr, who explores cultural exchange through the lens of costume and textile history. Islanders brings together works from eleven suites of Torr’s previously exhibited work, along with brand-new works made for Objectspace. The CTANZ’s pre-symposium get-together will be held at Objectspace on Thursday 21 March from 5.30 to 6.45pm, so make sure you register (for details see the last post).
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication featuring large-scale images and commissioned essays by Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai, Andrew Paul Wood, and Chanel Clarke that consider the theme of cultural exchange in Torr’s practice from European, Māori and Pasifika perspectives.