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The Seashell Flesh: Craig Humberstone

The Seashell Flesh: Craig Humberstone

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  • Sat 9 Sep ’17, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sun 10 Sep, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 11 Sep, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 13 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 15 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 16 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 17 Sep, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 18 Sep, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Tue 19 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 20 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 21 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 22 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 23 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Sep, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 25 Sep, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Tue 26 Sep, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 27 Sep, 10:00am – 3:00pm
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Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Depot Artspace

The Seashell Flesh is a series of oil paintings on historic slate roof tiles. The tiles once graced the roof of Highwic – the Auckland home of the Buckland family, built in 1862. Sourced from the Penrhyn Slate Quarries in Wales, the tiles arrived in New Zealand as ballast on sailing ships.

Recently replaced during renovations, the tiles have been on the Highwic roof for over a hundred years, however, in geological terms, the material is several million years old.

The paintings depict complex natural compositions from the foreshore, mud flats and high tide zones of Butler Bay, Northland. Some subjects will disappear with the next high tide; some will stay for longer drying, dying and decaying, while others will remain for many years.

Craig Humberstone seeks within a detailed, representative style, to document these subjects and situations and the results of these cyclical processes of nature. His thorough documentation freezes that momentum and becomes a visual recovery or extension of these moments in time.

Opening Saturday 9 September, 2 – 3:30pm.

There will also be an Artist's Talk with Craig Humberstone on Sunday 17 September at 2 pm. Please RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook.

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