8 December 2020

Curated by Joanna Osborne, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2020 Curatorial Intern

I am delighted to introduce IN HER IMAGE – an exhibition that draws together a rich span of herstory from the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and beyond. With support from Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena and the loan of Sriwhana Spong's a hook but no fish(2017; 2020), this exhibition celebrates a diversity of spiritual heritage across generations and practices.

One of several works in the exhibition, and newly edited for this occasion, Spong’s a hook but no fish draws from the life and thought of the 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen. In a filmic exploration of the relationship between language, the body, and place, this work features a shared sensibility that threads through the exhibition.  

Noho ora mai, Joanna Osborne
Curatorial Intern, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

[above: SRIWHANA SPONG a hook but no fish (2017; 2020). Digitalized 16 mm film and HD video: 24 min 50 sec. Sound design Frances Duncan. Courtesy the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland.]


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