On Saturday 14 December 2013, I photographed the Peter Robinson “Tribe Subtribe” exhibition opening at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
It was an afternoon event which was great because it suited families being a participatory art project. Members of the public were invited to create artworks using felt disks that had been laid out in the gallery. They then could load them onto metal rods, kind of like giant kebabs. The rods could also be made to different lengths depending on who was putting it together.
I really like how the Dowse can host an established artist and involve the community in the process of actually realizing the work. It’s especially fun being able to photograph in these situations.