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Antoinette Ratcliffe | Potter's Field - Extended

10 Nov 2021 to 20 Jan 2022
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Taking an anthropomorphic approach to taxidermy, Ratcliffe's pieces prompt a dialogue around the relationships between people, the land and wildlife.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
Studio One Toi Tū
Address: 
1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011
Region: 
Auckland

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In Western tradition, the term 'Potter's Field' is given to land used as a common grave for those unclaimed or unknown. Ratcliffe, a professional taxidermist, felt an affinity with the term, which could also be applied to her freezer. Taking an anthropomorphic approach to taxidermy, Ratcliffe's pieces prompt a dialogue around the relationships between people, the land and wildlife.

Ratcliffe uses only ethically sourced specimens. She has taxidermy pieces in public collections held by the NZ Bird Society, Zealandia, North Otago Museum, Upper Hutt Predator Free Trust, and in many private collections around New Zealand.

Gallery 2
10 Nov 2021 - 20 Jan 2022
24 Dec 2021 - 9 Jan (shut for Christmas break)
 

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Studio One Toi Tū

10 Nov 2021

Interests Studio One offers more ways for Aucklanders to to meet and share ideas, skills and practices with each other and our community. We’re always keen to receive proposals from makers and innovators with ideas for events, activities, courses, workshops and exhibitions.