Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room

4 December 2021 – 13 March 2022

A major retrospective celebrating the career and legacy of Joanna Margaret Paul.

With a multi-disciplinary practice spanning drawing, painting, poetry, photography and film, Joanna Margaret Paul (1945–2003) was an important and pioneering artist. Imagined in the context of a room considers the resonance and legacy of Paul’s work in the contemporary moment. This major exhibition presents a close study of her career from the 1970s to the 2000s and is accompanied by a significant publication. Moving across the different phases of Paul’s life as an artist, the exhibition traces key journeys that shaped her career: from Ōtepoti Dunedin to Te Pataka o Rakaihautū Banks Peninsula, Whanganui and beyond; between the landscape and the interior; the mind, body and spirit; between presence and absence. 

Developed by Dunedin Public Art Gallery with project partner Sarjeant Art Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.