Kerrie Hughes – Saga, Forty Mile Bush

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Kerrie Hughes’ paintings draw from her background in fashion design. Her work reflects a visual saga of her ancestors, who came to NZ from “Old World Zealand” in Denmark to settle the 40 Mile Bush. The large paintings on hessian are influenced by Verdure Tapestries, creating an atmosphere in which the viewer is at the same time participant.

Aratoi wishes to acknowledge Bowen Galleries, Wellington

Opening event: Friday, 5 July, 5:30pm - guest speaker Judith Fyfe
Public Talk: Saturday, 6 July, 11am - with Kerrie Hughes & Gareth Winter; facilitated by Paul Diamond, Curator Māori, Alexander Turnbull Library

 

Kerrie Hughes, Utangard, 40 Mile Bush (2019), acrylic on canvas, Courtesy the artist and Bowen Galleries
Kerrie Hughes, detail, Utangard, 40 Mile Bush (2019), acrylic on canvas, Courtesy the artist and Bowen Galleries