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Hamish Coleman | On Returning

Hamish Coleman, Glint (detail), oil on linen, 2020
4 Apr 2021 to 16 May 2021
Daily 10am - 4pm, late night Wednesdays till 7pm
Local artist returns to Ashburton for his first solo show
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Ashburton Art Gallery
Address: 
327 West Street Ashburton
Region: 
Canterbury

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“Particular locations in Hakatere insist on providing a backdrop for many of my nighttime dreams: a sort of unconscious Mid Canterbury stage for remnants of memories both good and bad.”

Based in Pōneke Wellington, Ashburton-born Hamish Coleman’s first solo exhibition at the Gallery explores a complex relationship with his hometown and how memory is so strongly tied up with a sense of place and physical environment.

Equal parts portrait of the land and of himself, Coleman has captured and cropped still images from his own videos taken while revisiting particular locations from his childhood. Rendering these in iridescent oil paint, he alludes to an unsettling sense of nostalgia centred on people and places; on remembering and forgetting.

EXHIBITION | 4 APRIL – 16 MAY 2021

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Ashburton Art Gallery

21 Apr 2021

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