Bustin at the McDougall

6 April – 8 May 1983

Debra Bustin is a Wellington artist who has rapidly gained a widespread reputation for the high energy installations and happenings she has created over the last eighteen months. She is a much talked about young artist whose environments provoke strong reactions. Her work is difficult to describe, as is any work of originality, but "total" art gives an approximation of her walk-in, wraparound installations that attempt to envelope the viewer. The Bustin experience involves space, painted imagery and touch and from what we have heard of her earlier exhibitions, it is a memorable experience. We are pleased to be able to bring Debra Bustin's very individual art to Christchurch.

('Bustin at the McDougall', Bulletin, No.26, March/April 1983, p.2)