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    Whenua Fonua ‘Enua | Benjamin Work

    Benjamin Work
    Whenua Fonua ‘Enua
    6 November – 2 December 2017
    Malcolm Smith Gallery
    Uxbridge Arts and Culture
    Howick

     

     

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    Exhibition Details

     

     

    Benjamin Work
    Whenua Fonua ‘Enua
    6 November – 2 December 2017

     

     

    Opening celebration: Saturday 4 November, 2.30pm

     


    Early Polynesian navigators gave names to the places they encountered as a reminder of the spiritual threshold between creation and reality. This was because they regarded the ideas of geographic and spiritual origin as mutually similar.

     

     

    In Whenua Fonua ‘Enua Auckland-based artist Benjamin Work explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present.

     

     

    Through new paintings and the introduction of quarried rocks into the gallery space, Work hopes to draw the viewer into a conversation about the way in which history is written onto a landscape, as people remember and retell stories of what has taken place and imagine what could be.

     

     

    Whenua Fonua ‘Enua will be presented in conjunction with a publication detailing the artist’s journey in creating the exhibition. This is produced in collaboration with Brendan Kitto.

     

     

     

     

    Malcolm Smith Gallery
    Uxbridge Arts and Culture

    35 Uxbridge Road
    Howick
    Auckland

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