Gone Home and The Homely II is our main exhibition at Aratoi. We have asked one of our Educators to give you a glimpse of Peter Peryer’s work and explain a little about it. From this weekend, you can come and enjoy this exhibition for yourselves knowing a little bit of the backstory and what to look out for!
Two ‘tourists of photography’ of different generations in a game of visual snap. Gavin Hipkins's new epic eighty-photo frieze The Homely II scrambles images of New Zealand and Great Britain. This 'Victorian melodrama' is accompanied by some fifty Peter Peryer photos chosen to resonate with it. The title comes from a Peryer image, which sees ‘GONE HOME’ inscribed on a gravestone. Peryer died in November 2018.