Join Bridie Lonie as she shares from an art historical perspective on the works and practice of Alexis Hunter, and expands on the relevance of Alexis’ works to current art making through the exhibition Nature, Danger, Revenge.
Alexis Hunter was a New Zealand born artist who moved to London in 1972 and became an established photographer within the British feminist avant garde of the 1970s. In the 1980s Hunter pivoted to expressionist style painting, some paintings from this era are shown in Nature, Danger, Revenge.
Bridie Lonie is a founding member of the Wellington Women's Gallery in 1980 and is a past head of School at the Dunedin School of Art. She has a BFA in painting. Her MA in art history was entitled "Word and image in the production of meaning in art therapy" (1998). Her PhD "Closer Relations: art, climate change, interdisciplinarity and the Anthropocene" (2018) led to the co-curation of the exhibitions The Complete Entanglement of Everything (2020) with Pam McKinlay and Kapital (2022) with Adrian Hall.
FREE in the exhibition.
[image: Nature danger revenge 2022. Installation view, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Photograph Justin Spiers]