20 June – 3 August 1986
The central focus for recent works by Grant Corbishley, an installation and environmental sculpture, has been the coastal environment and in particular the conservation issues of the Clear Water campaign. In Tauranga last year Corbishley's installation responded to a council proposal to link via a bridge the two settlements of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. For this his materials were timber, earth, wool and cotton. This February in New Plymouth Corbishley's Koha Point installation handled the clear water problem of the disposal of Wellington sewerage and its effect on the coastal environment.
What he will be preparing for his Christchurch piece is still basically undecided. Certainly he will be again using natural materials and will be focusing on the coastal environment. However this time the actual gallery space of the McDougall Art Gallery will join the negotiations and we will have an installation directly relevant to our own environment.
('Artists Project: Grant Corbishley', Bulletin, No.45, May/June 1986, p.3)
Robert McDougall Art Gallery - main gallery