Francis Upritchard: Paper, Creature, Stone at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand

2 April – 7 August 2022

Pushing a stone up a hill alone is no fun. Francis Upritchard’s new installation at Christchurch Art Gallery recalls the solitary punishment endured by Sisyphus in Greek mythology but sets out to endorse the power of collaboration. Begun during her time in residence at Sutton House, the works have been made with help from old and new collaborators, including potters, weavers, jewellers, dressmakers and more. With both care and playfulness, Upritchard combines textures, colours and scales, the second-hand with the handmade, the tiny with the monumental.

 

 

2 April 2022