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Lauren Winstone: Holding Holes

Past Exhibition
27 Oct 2012 – 10 Feb 2013
Free

"Expectations of an object are often due to what we have encountered in similar objects before." —Lauren Winstone
Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: John Lake

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Holding holes Installation shot. Photo: Mark Tantrum

A ceramics exhibition by Auckland artist Lauren Winstone that draws on modernist forms to explore the relationship between parts and wholes. Holding Holes features a range of hand-thrown ceramic pieces created especially for this show.

Winstone is interested in the way variations of design can alter our perception of what a pot is for. The works can be seen as a series of tests or interpretations, offering multiple versions of a cylindrical form. Her interest is not just in the abstract shape of a pot, but with how it is designed for function, as well as our social conceptions around use.Winstone describes how "our expectations of an object are often due to what we have encountered in similar objects before".

Lauren Winstone was awarded a MFA (Hons) in 2010 from the Elam School of Art, University of Auckland. Recent exhibitions include: Dugout, a group exhibition at Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (2012); Collected Fictions, Waikato Museum (group, 2011); Humming on a Windless Slope, a solo window project for Objectspace, Auckland (2010); and the online project Responses to New Zealand Potter magazine (with Nick Spratt) for Alterations (2011). In 2010 she received a Creative New Zealand grant to attend the Guldagergaard Ceramics Residency in Denmark, and in 2007 she undertook an artist residency at the Seoksu Art Project, Anyang City, Korea. She is a former Director of Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, and a former member of the Rm Gallery collective, Auckland.