Spring Time is Heart-break

Written by on 12 February 2024

Spring Time is Heart-break is the thought-provoking name behind an exhibition at the Art Gallery, taking Ōtautahi by storm.

With RDU taking part in the exhibition’s launch last year, Liam thought it was about time to take a look at it himself.

Working in textiles, sculpture, painting, photography, moving image, and sound. The twenty-four artists in Spring Time is Heart-break: Contemporary Art in Aotearoa explore the transitions between places and across time. 

With such a wide scope of art and interpretation, Liam was greeted with a vast and versatile exhibition.

“To be honest I had no expectations going in, as I always feel a little low-brow for these type of things. I’m glad I had no expectations though, because it was truly so far removed from what I thought an art gallery exhibition would be.”

Some of it was awfully thought-provoking. Some of it was very direct with the stories it was telling. Some of it was just gorgeous to look at.

Some of Liam’s favourites included Loto Fa’afetai, Loto Fa’atuetua by Etanah Lalau-Talap─ü, Lucy Meyle’s Every Green Herb for Meat, and the thing built by John Harris and Steven Junil Park.

“The fact that very little of the art shared similarities, but all shared in the ability to make you pause and think was quite remarkable.”

The Sutton and Ravenscar Galleries featuring some of the art, close on the 24th of March, but the majority of the exhibition can be viewed right through until the 19th of May!


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