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As If You Were Bringing Back Dust From the Moon

As If You Were Bringing Back Dust From the Moon

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  • Sat 14 Dec ’13, 10:00am


Papakura Art Gallery, 10 Averill Street, Papakura


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

"As if you were bringing back dust from the moon" is a line from the poem Homecoming by Anna Jackson that was published in her book Catullus for Children.* The poem is about a boy, the poet’s son, who returns to his home in the state house area of Mt Roskill after a year away living in Hamilton, swaggering his return to the delight and accolades of the neighbouring children …”in your vivid narratives, Hamilton might as well be the moon…”

As if you were bringing back dust from the moon is a group exhibition curated by A.D. Schierning and Tracey Williams for Papakura Art Gallery, which includes contributions from Louisa Afoa, Clinton Watkins, Kate Small, Monique Redmond, Andrea Lowe, Ruth Cleland, Edith Amituanai, Jude Broughan, Katrina Edwards and Ling-wei Chang. The selected works have in common the idea of little narratives, of quiet stories from the suburbs, of the edges and the peripheries, of the homely and the wonder of the everyday. Configured especially for the Christmas period, the show is covert counter for the consumerism that characterises the celebration in Western Culture, by looking to the delight and humility of the common place and the ordinary.

*Anna Jackson, the author of the poem Homecoming, has authorised the use of the line from her poem as the title for this show

Contact details:
A.D. Schierning
09 2977510

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