Far Far Away - Romance, Anxiety and the Uncertainty of Place opened at the Hokianga Art Gallery on Saturday 27th June and ran until 30th July 2009. The exhibition featured a diverse selection of works which were accompanied in the exhibition catalogue by the clever, dark narratives of Bronwyn Lloyd. There were works by Emma Smith, Stephen Brookbanks, Sam Mitchell, Warwick Freeman, Alexis Hunter, Josephine Cachemaille, Octavia Cook, Matthew McIntyre Wilson and Crystal Chain Gang.
The Hokianga Art Gallery resides in a commanding, historic building on the harbour's edge in Rawene. While viewing the exhibition you could look out over the harbour and imagine the turbulent events that shaped some of New Zealand's early history.
Josephine Cachemaille Town Hall (Courtesy of Sanderson Contemporary Art)
Sam Mitchell Untitled - Watercolour Series (Courtesy of Anna Bibby Gallery)
Back to Front: Octavia Cook Her Imperial Highness, The Tsarina (Courtesy of Anna Miles Gallery); Alexis Hunter Jugs (Courtesy of Whitespace Gallery); Stephen Brookbanks Untitled (Courtesy of Private Collection)
Left to Right: Emma Smith Tin Grew (Courtesy of the Artist); Warwick Freeman Various (Coutesy of the Artist); Matthew McIntyre Wilson Price of Change (Courtesy of the Artist); Josephine Cachemaille Various (Courtesy of Sanderson Contemporary Art)
Left to Right: Josephine Cachemaille Various (Courtesy of Sanderson Contemporary Art); Josephine Cachemaille Town Hall (Courtesy of Sanderson Contemporary Art); Crystal Chain Gang Budgie Boy & Predator Man (Courtesy of the Artists)