Pop down to Britomart Project Space to check out a new exhibition by Graham Fletcher.
New art has arrived at Britomart’s mini street-side public gallery, Project Space. The exhibition features works by multiple award-winning New Zealand artist Graham Fletcher. Fletcher is a fixture in many significant private and public collections, so it’s a privilege to have his paintings on display.
A New Zealander of Samoan and European heritage, Fletcher’s work explores the critical legacy of the widespread European tradition of housing collections of Oceanic and African Tribal art in domestic settings. His poignant pieces call to question the appropriation and subversion of these cultural icons, set in a contemporary Pacific and New Zealand setting. His exploration of the topic sparked further research, and in 2010, Fletcher completed a Doctorate of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland with these ideas as the foundation. Currently based in Dunedin, Fletcher is Senior Lecturer, Studio Coordinator of Painting at the Dunedin School of Art.
New to Britomart Project Space? You’ll find Fletcher’s art in the archways of the window facade of the heritage building Stanbeth House on Customs Street. Four original 19th-century arched windows frame the pieces, and invite passers-by to pause and consider. Project Space is supported by the Britomart Arts Foundation, the charitable trust committed to promoting the arts in the area. The exhibit is live now and will run through November. Stroll by the Project Space with a takeout coffee in hand for a thought-provoking injection of creativity into your workday.