Saturday August 26 to Sunday November 19, 2017
Art Fix with Jessica Kidd | Thursday October 12, 2pm
Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui
Art Fix with Jessica Kidd | Join Assistant Curator Jessica Kidd for a walk through Erica van Zon’s post-Tylee residency exhibition Opal Moon, Local Lime and an in-depth look at a number of works in the show.
Since the Tylee artist-in-residence programme began in 1986 over fifty artists have lived and worked at the cottage, culminating in an exhibition here at the Sarjeant Gallery. Multi-media artist Erica van Zon spent her time as Tylee resident well: researching, walking around Whanganui, scouring ‘op shops’ and being immersed in her surroundings.
Throughout this process of exploration van Zon felt a strong pull towards the 1980s, a formative decade for the residency programme. She was initially inspired by objects, locations and historical events relating to this period. This would lead to the kernel of another related idea, and so the process continued. Her resulting exhibition is a trove of references; each object has an origin that is recognisable yet remains open to interpretation by the viewer, based on their own experience.
Date(s) - 26/08/2017 - 19/11/2017