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Judith Lawson, Jana Wood, Milvia Romici, Penny Hacking

Disconnected, unearthed, floating. This show includes four artists and their responses to a time that feels like a strange in-between, it is confusing, both fleeting and tortuously slow. We are treading water, staying afloat, it is difficult to navigate. These works reflect a host of different, disparate feelings, a yearning for times before, to be connected, frustration, anxiety and fear, with moments of quiet joy in solitude, in noticing, being in nature, hope.

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Andrew Barns-Graham and Spid Pye

This exhibition explores two different approaches to portraiture by two different artists. One is a photographer and the other a painter. Pye has produced a series of self portraits as craftsman, different artisans whose stories seem steeped in history. From the industrial revolution to globalisations erasure of any clear finishing line, we have evolved the ability to manufacture bigger, faster, and cheaper. Pye asks what has been lost in the process, not the least of which is craft. Through the craft of painting, Barns-Graham has produced a similarly somber portrayal of the future of consumerism. These portraits of beautiful woman have an underlying melancholy about them. They seem just as uncertain of the future as Pye's self portraits.

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John Lysaght (Australia) ltd was one of the early suppliers of galvanised roofing sheet for the New Zealand building industry. Blue orb, Red orb and leopard were the Lysaght brand names that defined the various types of corrugated iron they produced. Red orb ( not for curving), Blue orb (curving grade) and leopard, the more thinly galvanised standard sheets. Blue orb was particularly suitable for applications requiring curving such as water tanks and bull nose verandahs. This exhibition is made entirely using blue orb and on the my roll former curving machines.

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