Sunday, July 20, 2008

Home Made

Don’t move house! Be sure to feed hungry ghosts and keep your sugar bowl full next month! August is the month of the Ghost Festival or ‘Chinese Halloween’ - the time when spirits of the dead visit the living...

Kerry Ann Lee's newest exhibition, 'Home Made - Picturing Chinese Settlement In New Zealand' opens at 5:30 - 7pm on Thursday 31st July 2008 at the Toi Poneke Arts Centre (61 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington)

Kerry Ann creates ‘playful and conversational’ worlds out of paper, scalpel and glue. Her collection of collages, paper-cuttings, and three-dimensional dioramas explore personal and local experiences of Chinese settlement in New Zealand, both the Chinese face behind the takeaway counter and the home customs housed behind the plastic ribbon curtain. At the centre of the exhibition is a lavishly illustrated artist book solely comprised of cut-paper, paint, found text and images, a kaleidoscopic tale told from a third-generation Kiwi perspective.

Artist Talk : 6pm, Thursday 14th August

Gallery Hours : 9am - 7pm, Monday to Friday