24 Hours at the Sweatshop

Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival​ presents a performance project by Jay Jay Hutchinson​ ’24 Hours at the Sweatshop’ intended to provoke discussion about the everyday products that fill our lives; how they are produced, consumed and disposed of. The artist will create a simulated sweatshop in an About Space empty shop space in the …

My Little Pony and Friends a new exhibition by Jay Hutchinson

‘My Little Pony and Friends’ is a play on the awkward physiological progression of the male child into adolescence. When childhood fantasy dissolves and another emerges. This exhibition includes nine new works, eight hand-embroidered textile pieces depicting vandalised superheroes and Disney princesses and the recently completed ‘My Little Pony’. The pony took over 500 hours …

SURE TO RISE EXHIBITION 2014 WELLINGTON

Sure To Rise is a pop-up exhibition opening Friday the 31 of October, in the James Smith building in central Wellington. It show cases new work from seven artists who have consistently produced strong evocative and sometimes challenging work. From 2011 and 2012 all seven artists would be  part of a small group that showed …

Simon Attwooll talks about art work from his series THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT that will be in the exhibition SURE TO RISE

The premeditated school photograph documents a person in that time but doesn’t normally function in any other way. The ambiguous context in which these images are displayed initially feels uncomfortable. We feel empathetic toward these strangers on display as we have all sat in the familiar school photograph setting yet there is an interesting discordance …