30 Sep 2021
25 Oct 2021
Artists Against Slavery Group Show
Kintsugi is group show presented by Artists Against Slavery that explores the concept of brokenness, its repair, and how it can become part of a new whole. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of restoring broken ceramic vessels with lacquer and gold, with the resulting object becoming more valuable than before. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It highlights cracks and repairs as simply an event in life, rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage or breakage.
Interpretations of Kintsugi are made in the exhibition through ceramics, pottery, painting and printing. Its artists range from established professionals to emerging practitioners, largely from Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula. The artists are: Tania Bostock, Nina Brown, Julia Dower, Bev Frost, Renate Galeztka, Naomi Goto Garrett, Sarah Harper, Aamira Jain, Jane McCulla, Janie Porter, Gaby Reade, Soon-Lee Spicer, Kaylene Worral.