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Lonnie Hutchinson: Black Bird

Past Exhibition
22 Aug – 15 Nov 2015
Free

Lonnie Hutchinson, Milk and Honey, 2012. Chartwell Collection, commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2012

Lonnie Hutchinson, Milk and Honey, 2012. Chartwell Collection, commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2012

Installation view featuring Lole Lole (2003/2015) and Waiting for le Ma'oma'o (2012. Photographer: John Lake.)

Installation view featuring Lole Lole (2003/2015) and Waiting for le Ma'oma'o (2012. Photographer: John Lake.)

Installation view featuring Waiting for le Ma'oma'o (2012). Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view featuring Waiting for le Ma'oma'o (2012). Photographer: John Lake.

Detail of Waiting for le Ma'oma'o (2012). Photographer: John Lake.

Detail of Waiting for le Ma'oma'o (2012). Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view. Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view, She could taste salt on her lips (2015). Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view, She could taste salt on her lips (2015). Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view featuring Comb (black) (2009) and Sista Girl (2004). Photographer: John Lake.

Installation view featuring Comb (black) (2009) and Sista Girl (2004). Photographer: John Lake.

Bringing together diverse works from public and private collections throughout New Zealand, Black Bird is the first major survey of 17 years of Lonnie Hutchinson's rich and varied practice.

Female subjectivity and feminist narratives inspire Hutchinson's unique approach to art-making, while her Māori (Ngāi Tahu) and Samoan heritage inform her interest in pattern, the play of light and shadow, and the navigation between space and time.

Black Bird includes Hutchinson's characteristic paper-cuts, works on paper and the room installation She Could Taste Salt on Her Lips (2007). 

Black Bird is supported by Tautai and Creative New Zealand and was developed by the Centre for Art Studies at the University of Auckland as a touring exhibition in conjunction with the Auckland Arts Festival Visual Arts Programme.