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Annabel Menzies-Joyce: Unless

Annabel Menzies-Joyce: Unless

When:

  • Sun 16 Jul, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mon 17 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 18 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 20 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 21 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 22 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 23 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 24 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 25 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 27 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 28 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 29 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 30 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 31 Jul, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 1 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 2 Aug, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 3 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 4 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 5 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 6 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 7 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 8 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 9 Aug, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 10 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 11 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 12 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 13 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 14 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 15 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 16 Aug, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 17 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 18 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 19 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 20 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 21 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 22 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 23 Aug, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 24 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 25 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 26 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 27 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 28 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 29 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 30 Aug, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 31 Aug, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 1 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 2 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 3 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 4 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 5 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 6 Sep, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 7 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 8 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 9 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 10 Sep, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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Where:

Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre, 327 West St, Ashburton Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Opening at the Ashburton Art Gallery is a wonderful thought provoking exhibition by Tai Tapu based artist Annabel Menzies-Joyce which explores the environment in which we live. Her exhibition, Unless takes its name from the beloved children’s book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. He writes, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”.

Menzies-Joyce’s exhibition like the story of the Lorax helps us to connect with the natural world and explores our own relationship with nature. Her handcrafted glass, porcelain and clay sculptures explore concerns surrounding industrial intensification, global warming and water pollution.

Annabel Menzies-Joyce is a strong advocate for the environment, speaking not only through her art practice but also as one of the co-founders of the Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden in Christchurch along with her husband Peter Joyce. The garden has become their collective mission to not only support contemporary sculpture practice but also to enhance native biodiversity in Canterbury.

Since it opened in 2010 over 7,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted with the aim to recreate a podocarp forest of totara, matai, and kahikatea on once a bare one-hectare paddock. This responsibility extends to her exhibition with New Zealand native Akeake seeds (Dodonaea viscosa) given and encouraged to be planted by children who visit her exhibition.

Menzies-Joyce gained a Diploma of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury (1978) and a post-graduate Diploma of Landscape Architecture from Lincoln University (1980). She has been exhibiting in New Zealand since 1992. Menzies-Joyce first established herself as a painter and has exhibited in a number of galleries in the South Island. Around 2005 she moved from painting on canvas to casting glass from her home studio.

Unless will open to the public on Sunday 16 July at 2pm. Annabel Menzies-Joyce will be in attendance and will present an artist talk at the opening.

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