‘The Remarkables’ (2011) framed photographic print, Edition of 3, in LAND / SCAPE, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
Current studio concoctions involve gift wrapping, nail polish, Chinese mushrooms, bamboo, highlighter pens and silk scarfs.
Rebekah Burt / Andrea Gaskin / Linda Roche / Kathryn Tsui
6 to 22 October 2011
Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Friday: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00pm
295 Karangahape Road
Art currency – who needs money when you can make art to trade. Just swapped this work with one of my favourite Auckland based artist. I’ll keep you posted with what amazing artwork I get in return…take that recession!
Kathryn is an Auckland-based artist who graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in 2007, majoring in sculpture. She works in a variety of media and draws attention to fleeting, everyday moments.
These self-portraits are from her most recent works – the Bed Hair Project. Every morning, the artist would dress in the same garment and pose in exactly the same way in order to document her messy array of hair.
“Bed hair is both humorous and humanising at the same time. Although bed hair is universal it is usually hidden from view and corrected before the day begins. It is something that is not normally photographically represented. I am interested in the spontaneous and ever-changing formalism of bed hair. I see them as hair drawings formed by daily activities of sleep and dreams” (Kathryn Tsui).
Curator, The Suter Art Gallery.
My bed hair portraits are on their way to Nelson for ‘Crowning Glory’ at the Suter Art Gallery. An investigation of human hair through historic artefacts and contemporary art, curated by Anna-Marie White. Featuring, Liyen Chong, Andrea Daly, Ilse-Marie Earl, Janet Lilo, Andrea Lowe, Vivian Lynn, Victoria McIntosh, Deborah Walsh and artefacts from various museum collections throughout Aotearoa.
I have been in contact with the ChristChurch Cathedral about sourcing some stain glass broken by the quake to make a tribute work. They emailed such a grateful response to my request and explained it was not possible to gain access at the moment but to keep in touch. Then on Monday 13 June after the two strong aftershocks the Cathedral’s iconic Rose window fell. So this work based on one of the window’s geometrical pattern and it is a tribute to the window and to all the windows that have fallen since September 2010. ChristChurch Cathedral has just posted this work on their website.