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Annie Mackenzie: Walking Forwards Backwards

Annie Mackenzie: Walking Forwards Backwards

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  • Wed 21 Sep ’16, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thu 22 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 23 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 24 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 28 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu 29 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 30 Sep ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 1 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 5 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu 6 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 7 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 8 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 12 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu 13 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri 14 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat 15 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 4:00pm
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Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, 211 Left Bank, Cuba St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Enjoy Website

'Walking forwards backwards' explores the practice and traditions of weaving within contemporary social and economic systems.

For her first solo exhibition Annie Mackenzie has produced textiles woven on a loom, which is presented alongside transcripts of conversations undertaken with a small group of weavers living in Aotearoa.

This body of work explores the artist’s own position in an expansive field and the specific kind of learning that takes place through handworked labour.

Taking their cues from everyday homewares such as tea-towels, Mackenzie’s textiles often mimic traditional designs that have been appropriated in the production of mass consumables. Returning to handworked production methods, her work prompts further contemplation on the origins of these patterns and techniques.

In doing so, 'walking forwards backwards' speculates on the future possibilities of traditional knowledge and how it is disseminated.

About the artist:
Annie Mackenzie is a Wellington-based artist who graduated with a Bachelor in Sculpture from Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2009. Recent exhibitions include Beauty is in the Street (2016), Objectspace, Auckland; International Foodcourt/Global Classic (2016), The Physics Room, Christchurch; Who Opens The Door (2014), Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin and Pay for the Printer (2014), Triple Major, Shanghai. Annie Mackenzie was the 2016 recipient of the Creative Fibre New Weavers Award.

8th October, 2pm - 4pm:
Join us for an artist talk with Annie Mackenzie in conversation with Sophie Davis.
Annie will discuss her exhibition 'walking forwards backwards', currently showing at Enjoy until the 15th of October. 'Walking Forwards Backwards' explores the practice and traditions of weaving within contemporary social and economic systems.

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