Christina Read



  • 2017
  • Fabric
  • On loan from the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Award
  • 3800 x 1400mm
  • L05/2017

Chapters was a key component of Christina Read’s 2017 exhibition 1. Here’s A Plan – (Things To Do) at the University of Canterbury. Read described that show as being based on “plans for a series of exhibitions that I have not made yet, which are in turn based on chapters from a non-narrative fiction/autobiographical/self-help book which I have not written yet”. Presented on a grandiose scale that suggests the early exhilaration of plan-making, Read’s list is undercut with a sense of uncertainty and self-doubt – capturing what Read calls the “aspirations and self-delusions” of an “unspectacular” life.

(We do this, 12 May 2018 - 26 May 2019)

Exhibition History