Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory

A Survey Exhibition 1989 - 2017
Curated by Gregory O’Brien

Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory is a must-see exhibition at Aratoi. 

For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson's art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, what it means to live in the South Pacific in the 21st century. Thomson’s art has been described, variously, as hypnotic, intense, soothing, transformative and magical. The works in Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory speak of such timely concerns as global warming, over-fishing of oceans, pollution and environmental degradation.

The exhibition is accompanied by a highly illustrated publication with contributions from Gregory O’Brien, Lloyd Jones and Jenny Bornholdt.


 

the cascades II (DETAIL) 2016, Cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped wood panel, 1400mm x 2020mm. 

 

OPENING EVENT 
FRIDAY, 8 DECEMBER, 6PM

ARTIST & CURATOR TALK
SATURDAY, 9 DECEMBER, 11AM


Elizabeth Thomson & Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History wish to thank the following sponsors and supporters:

Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington

The Central, Christchurch

Two Rooms, Auckland

Exhibition Services

Friends of Aratoi

Liz Stringer

Ross Steele

Trevor & Jan Farmer

Geoff Corbett & Rigg Zschokke

Resene, Masterton

Mitre 10 Mega, Masterton

 

The exhibition is proudly supported by

 

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Showing: 
9 December 2017 - 2 April 2018