28 April. Free entry.
Unconditional I Talks: Kerry Ann Lee & Richard Bullen
Saturday 28 April, 1.30–2.30pm
Kerry Ann Lee will discuss her work in (Un)conditional I, The difficulties of being Marco Polo, as well as her two selections from the collection of the Aigantighe Art Gallery in Timaru, Complementary Op 2 by Helen Sutherland and a silk and paper scroll ink painting attributed to Yin Tang.
At 2pm, Richard Bullen will talk about the ink painting, attributed to Yin Tang, from the Aigantighe Collection and discuss his ongoing work with the Rewi Alley collection.
Kerry Ann Lee is a visual artist, designer and educator from Wellington, New Zealand. With a background in graphic art, Lee uses both traditional and digital media to create installation, print, and image-based works that are expressive and socially engaged. Her art meditates on themes of home, difference, and hybridity through a range of media and locations. Kerry Ann Lee works as a senior lecturer in Design and researcher at Massey University College of Creative Arts in Wellington, New Zealand. Her artwork can be found in print, online, in galleries, public spaces and private collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe, USA, Mexico, China and Taiwan. Recent exhibitions include Fruits in the Backwater at Pātaka Art +Museum, Porirua (2017), In Praise of Weird Wonders, Bartley + Company Art, Wellington (2017), and Foreign Correspondence, Whitespace Contemporary (2017).
Associate Professor Richard Bullen's principal areas of research are Japanese art and aesthetics, and Chinese art in New Zealand. He curated the 'Pleasure and Play in Edo Japan' exhibition at the Canterbury Museum (December 2009 - March 2010) and edited the accompanying publication. In 2014, with Associate Professor James Beattie (Victoria) he began a three year Marsden-funded project on the Rewi Alley Collection at Canterbury Museum. Their website catalogues all 1400 objects in the collection http://www.rewialleyart.nz.