Chaptered

18 May 2024 - 20 October 2024

Chaptered considers the conversations that unfolded between this group of works drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and loan collections.  Each is comprised of multiple parts or panels – narrative fragments, chapters, or snatches of information that come together into a single composition.  Jeffrey Harris’ Winter Road (1985) echoes a classical three-part narrative, each panel of the triptych centred on a particular character and moment in time. Madame descending the staircase (2016), an installation by Madame and the Bastard, builds tension and suspense across its six panels, the protagonist remaining just outside the frame. Fiona Connor’s Community Notice Boards are careful recreations of public bulletin boards - talking back to icons, altarpieces, and other sites of community exchange found across art history. These ideas are echoed in Ralph Hotere’s painting February, May and the Birds of Ice. The Moon Drowns in its Voices of Water (1970), which in its title reveals a moment of creative exchange between Hotere and his friend, the poet Bill Manhire. Viewed together, new ideas emerge in the space between the different compositions and concepts, providing the viewer with the opportunity to create their own journey through the chapters.

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E whakaarohia ana e Chaptered kā matapakihaka i whakaputa atu i waeka i tēnei emika mahi toi ko tō mai i ka kohika taurewa o Te Whare Toi Tūmatawhānui o Ōtepoti. Ko hakaia a ia mea i kā wāhaka, i kā papa e maha - wāhaka kōrero, wāhaka tuhituhi, paku wāhaka hoki o te kōrero, ka whiria ki tētahi titoka. Ka pāorooro a Winter
Road
(1985) nā Jeffery Harris, i te wāhaka kōrero ōkawa e toru, ko ia papa o te takitoru ka aro atu ki tētahi ihokiri ake, ki tētahi wā tūturu ake nei. Ko te punika toi nei nā Madame me te Pōriro (Madame me te Bastard), Madame descending the staircase (2016) ka whakapiki tanuku, ka whakapiki poho tārewa i ōhona papa e ono, ka noho tou te kiritoa ki waho atu i te taitapa. He whakahoutaka kumanu a Community Notice Boards nā Fiona Connor o kā papa pānui tūmatanui - e whakahoki kōrero ana ki kā whakaahua iti, kā mahi toi ahurewa me ētahi atu wāhi o te hokohoko hapori ko kitea i roto i te tāhuhu kōrero o te ao toi. E pāoro atu anō ana ēnei whakaaro i te peita o Ralph Hotere, February, May and the Birds of Ice. The Moon Drowns in its Voices of Water (1970)ka huraina, ki te taitara tou o, te wā ake o te whakawhitika auaha i waeka i a Hotere me tana hoa, ko te toikupu, ko Bill Manhire. Ina ka tirohia tahitia, ka puta atu i te wāhi i waeka i ēnei mahika toi rerekē i ēnei ariā rerekē, mā reira ka whai wā te huka kaititiro ki te waihaka i tā rātau ake haereka ki kā wāhaka toi nei.

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