Sam Harrison: Render

31 March – 22 April 2012

Presenting new art from Christchurch, our Rolling Maul project series begins with a remarkable exhibition of sculptures by Sam Harrison.

Harrison's plaster and chicken wire works draw on his experiences as a hunter – the process of their construction echoing in reverse the transformation of animals from living things into inanimate carcasses. Exquisitely observed and acutely 'present', they make for confronting and compelling viewing.

Render is the first instalment of the Rolling Maul project series, which has been generously supported by Creative New Zealand. Local artists have been hit hard by the recent earthquakes, losing studios, works and exhibition venues. Acknowledging this, Rolling Maul borrows its title from a classic rugby union manoeuvre and hopes to be similarly effective in gaining ground against tough opposition. A key part of the Gallery's Outer Spaces programme, Rolling Maul begins with a series of month-long exhibitions at our new favourite venue, the spruced-up gallery space above NG at 212 Madras Street.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

On Good Friday and Easter Monday this exhibiiton will close at 4pm.

NG is at 212 Madras Street, Christchurch. Please note the exhibition space is upstairs with no lift access.

Group Tours of the exhibition are available
Book a free tour for your group of friends, work, school or community group. Please contact us to arrange a date and time and we'll have one of our volunteer guides meet you in the exhibition space to take you for an informative floortalk. Tours last 30-45 minutes; bookings essential.

  • Exhibition number:
    903
  • Part of
    Outer Spaces
  • Presented with
    NG
  • Exhibition Supporter
    Creative New Zealand