Fiona Jack <em>Living Halls</em> 2010. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (installation view)

Fiona Jack Living Halls 2010. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (installation view)


15 Jun — 10 Sep 2010

Fiona Jack: Living Halls

A collaborative endeavour spanning almost two years and counting, Living Halls comprises accumulations of paintings, architectural drawings and photographs.

Fiona Jack is the 2009/10 Govett-Brewster New Zealand  Artist in Residence , a major partnership with the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

Curated by Rhana Devenport

Following the Second World War, the New Zealand Government offered subsidies for war memorials to be constructed throughout the country as new community spaces – ‘living memorials’ – for those who sacrificed their lives fighting overseas.

Fiona Jack’s Living Halls, an archival project that engages with this phenomenon and communities across Aotearoa, taps into personal, social, architectural and art histories. A book to accompany the project, co-produced by the Govett-Brewster and Clouds, is available from the Gallery shop and online.