Gunns Road / Philip Trusttum at Wallace Gallery Morrinsville- Extended through March!
Philip and Lee Trusttum owned an eight-acre property at Gunns Road, Waituna, for sixteen years from 1986 to 2002. They ran sheep on the land, which was maintained by Philip and it was home to their beloved horses.
In the late 1980s, Trusttum painted a series of works representing the range of endeavours that human beings must undertake. They include manual labour, outdoor physical activity such as fencing, shovelling, cleaning the paddock and hedge-cutting, as well as more intimate, personal acts such as love-making and performing bodily functions. Trusttum recorded as many activities as he could during 1988 and 1989, getting the compositions organised in outline form and pressing on the colour. Then he stacked the works away, twelve years later he went back to this body of work, selecting some to develop further.
Robin Woodward (p. 68, Philip Trusttum, 2011, Wallace Arts Trust Publication)
This show has been extended until the 17th of March.