Exhibition: Prue MacDougall, Atlas Pasifica, 15Oct-3Nov, Auckland

Prue MacDougall explores themes of journeying,
both physically across the world and chronologically through time,
and the effect such journeying has on one’s sense of identity.

Myth and reality often become blurred in the visual telling of these stories;
narratives of many strange events become embroidered with retelling.
Whether fact or fiction, it is the wonder of the story itself that becomes most important.

These works follows on from her successful series, Age of Exploration.
The work embodies many ideas strongly linked to New Zealand
around travel, sailing and people that have adapted
or are still in the process of moving and adapting. 

At times playful and whimsical, at other times serious and introspective, 
she fashions these ideas into nostalgic cameos 
in which our present reality reconnects with the past and is re-evaluated.

Prue MacDougall, Atlas Pacifica, 2020
Intaglio etching on Fabriano, 54x68cm

Artist Talks: Sat 17 & Sun 18 Oct, 10am
Prue MacDougall will discuss her ideas and inspiration
behind her exhibition 'Atlas Pacifica',
as well as demonstrate her process and skill in intaglio etching.
FREE event.

The exhibition is on at Railway St Gallery until 3 Nov.
For more information, see: railwaystreetstudios.co.nz