Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cast of Mind: Joanna Fieldes

Paratutae Island, (guarding the northern shores of the Manukau Harbour), 2017

Cast of Mind
11 Sept - 14 Oct 2017
Opening 10.30-2pm Saturday 9 Sept 

Artist Talk: 11.30am Sat 14 Oct 

Papakura Art Gallery
10 Averill Street

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Saturday: 10am–2pm

Papakura Art Gallery;

'Joanna Fieldes oil paintings are selected from the last 10 years of her art practice. Recent works are based on both south and west Auckland, and are accompanied by works depicting landscapes further afield. In Fieldes’ landscapes, animated figures, such as birds or rabbits interact with ceramic vessels. The figures sit inside ceramics, and at times become one with them. A myriad of gravy jugs, urns or egg cups become containers for history and for ideas. The scenarios depicted are a mix of historical ‘truths’ and fanciful, surrealist visions. Fieldes’ cast of characters emerges from landscapes which are based on her memory of places in New Zealand.'

Excerpt taken from Taking History for a Walk, Joanna Fieldes’ explores truth and vision

Public Programme
Join exhibiting artist Joanna Fieldes In conversation with guests; Cameron Brown, Forth generation New Zealand potter. Finn McCahon-Jones Curator/Director of Te Toi Uku, Crown Lynn & Clay Museum and Kara Oosterman of The Papakura Museum. Saturday 14th of October at 11.30am. This is a free event held during the Papakura Street Art Festival Saturday 14th October 11.30am – 12.30pm inside gallery two of the Papakura Art Gallery.