Peter Robinson opening at Dowse 14 December 2013

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.

A view of the empty gallery. I like how in the very corner of the frame a little girl can be seen checking out one of the felt disks.

A view of the empty gallery. I like how in the very corner of the frame a little girl can be seen checking out one of the felt disks.

Early adopters taking up the challenge of making the artwork. I really liked the posture this mad had and the concentration he brought to his task.

Early adopters taking up the challenge of making the artwork. I really liked the posture this man had and the concentration he brought to his task.

The process of art making now is in full swing. It was really fun wandering around the space and seeing all the various interpretations of interpreting Peter's brief in all sorts of creative ways.

The process of art making now is in full swing. It was really fun wandering around the space and seeing all the various interpretations of Peter’s brief in all sorts of creative ways.

 

 

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