Suite 20/21: Part 1
Ayesha Green: Wrapped up in Clouds
29 August 2020 - 29 November 2020
A DPAG Biennial Contemporary Dunedin Programme
The first instalment of a two-part exhibition programme featuring five Ōtepoti Dunedin contemporary artists, Wrapped up in Clouds is an exhibition of new works by Ayesha Green (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu). Green has been based in Ōtepoti Dunedin since shifting south for an artist residency at Blue Oyster Art Project Space in 2018. Her artistic practice is concerned with challenging or re-centering colonial systems of knowledge and classification, reclaiming concepts, images and power and redeploying these within her own works. Wrapped up in Clouds will explore various modes of describing the landscape through both written and visual language, focusing on the way in which landscape becomes a site of cultural performance. Investigating these performances through her paintings, and mixed-media works, Green reverses the gaze, posing an alternative description of the landscape grounded in her own critical enquiry.