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  • Wed 18 Apr ’12, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 19 Apr ’12, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 20 Apr ’12, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat 21 Apr ’12, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 22 Apr ’12, 10:00am – 4:30pm
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The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Local Knowledge

Related Artists:

Ans Westra

Local Knowledge is a new exhibition that examines the specifics of location and time and what it means to be at home. It features works by a range of artists from here (Lower Hutt and Wellington) and elsewhere (nationally and internationally).

Wellington photographer Andrew Ross depicts his subjects within their own houses or workplaces, against the accumulation of objects that comprise a life fully lived. Lower Hutt local and renowned photographer Ans Westra’s classic images of street life capture residents in the everyday actions of shopping, strolling or just hanging out in the city.

There is a sense of recording a moment or place before it changes forever. A major new installation by Walters Award winner Dan Arps is titled A Scale Model of Christchurch, conjuring up the histories eradicated from his childhood town without trace as a result of recent events.

Living Halls, a project initiated by Auckland artist Fiona Jack, brings together 50 hobbyist and professional artists from around New Zealand to commemorate their local War Memorial Hall in a unique series of paintings.

Local Knowledge also explores connections between geography and time. UK artist Simon Faithfull’s film 0ÿ Navigation charts an epic journey to walk the Greenwich Meantime line across the UK, literally walking through time. Defying standard regulations of timekeeping, Whanganui artist Julian Priest creates a new time zone especially for the Hutt City that changes in response to local activity.

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