Impressive 2 is opening tonight, Tuesday 18 October 6-8pm.
The exhibition will be on at Nathan Homestead Manurewa
from 19 October-13 November
A special feature of this year's Impressive 2 exhibition
are selected items from Auckland Museum's Pacific Collection
on view to the public for the first time
during the SouthSide Arts Festival.
|Cerisse Palalagi, Without, 2011|
Mixed media print
Curator Gabrielle Belz says:
"In Asia and the Pacific, print and the decoration of fibre has an ongoing tradition,
imparting messages and information, recording history and anecdote in a visual media.
Many textile works from these regions have significant decoration indicating mana,
prestige and the identification of the wearer.
The development of books in both Asia and Europe also contributed to print,
and made the duplication of illustrations available
to a wider public with the use of woodcuts.
Japanese prints influenced the French Impressionists.
Screen printing in the West began around this time
as a direct influence of the Japanese works.
Some of this history is recognisable in the artists selected for this exhibition
represented by new works from
Fatu Feu'u, Dagmar Dyck, Kijae A Lee, Alexis Neale, Cerisse Palalagi,
Susan Hurrell-Fieldes, Prue Mac Dougall, Daniel Waswas and Beth Sarjeant."