Friday, July 20, 2012

SCAN.IT Exhibition, Brighton.

This is a slight departure for me, but I have a  'photographic' piece in an upcoming show in Brighton, England.

The show is the brainchild of Gem Barton, who curated the exhibition as the culmination of  an experimental project which considers digital scanning as an alternative to photography.


The show featuring over 150 works by artists from more than 15 different countries (I seem to be the only New Zealand resident) has been divided into 3 sections.

Gallery40, 40 Gloucester Road, Brighton.

week 1 - THE COW + THE FONT
Private View Thurs Aug 2nd, gallery open 10-5 Fr-3rd to Sun 5th
Private View Weds Aug 8th, gallery open 10-5 Thurs 9th to Sun 12th
Private View Weds Aug 15th, gallery open 10-5 Thurs 16th to Sun 19th

More info here -                                                                          SCAN.IT

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Korero - Group Show.

Image: Untitled, by Kate Sellar
Korero is a collaborative exhibition illustrating a fusion between visual art and poetry. 18 artists from various disciplines, select from 18 carefully chosen poems on the theme of conversation, to use as inspiration for their artwork.

This exhibition at
Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd. Auckland is in memory of local poet Bernard Gadd. His son, David Gadd  will present an award to what he considers to be the best piece of art.

Join us on opening night, 12 July from 6.30pm for a mulled wine and a vibrant and energetic evening of visual art and poetry readings.

The show will run from 13 July - 2 August. 

Exhibition featuring artworks by Brendon Sellar, Chris Dennis, Clinton Phlips, Dom Morrison, Emily Pauling, Emma Topping, Ingrid Anderson, Jana Wood, Kate Sellar, Kirsten Pleitner, Kirsty Black, Lisa Benson, Mark Russell, Matt Moriarty, Nicola Wright, Ramon Robertson, Shona Tawhiao, Sue Dick and Wayne Trow.

Vessel. (after Boats by Peter Bland) Chris Dennis 2012
 As is often the case, it was a chance meeting with curator, Melissa Elliott that lead to the invitation to participate in this exhibition. There was some initial disappointment when I found out that the first poem to speak to me had already been claimed. Now, Boats by Peter Bland seems like such an obvious poem for me to respond to. I can't see why it didn't jump out at me immediately. 

Unlike some of the other artists, I have not been in contact with the author of my poem, so it will be interesting to talk to Peter if he attends the show.
Vessel (detail). Chris Dennis 2012.
Vessel (detail). Chris Dennis 2012.
In deference to his copyright, I won't reproduce Peter's poem here (Maybe if he gives his permission, I'll put it up later). In the mean time you can read about him here ( wikipedia ) and find him in libraries and bookstores around the world.