Grab a coffee and experience for yourself Judith Anderson’s exhibition at the Hastings City Art Gallery.
Judith Anderson has focused her life on increasing art accessibility. One laments our inability to clone multiples of her, as now retired, her role representing New Zealand artists as a dealer is sorely missed. Now residing in Hawke’s Bay and working locally as an art consultant, she has turned her hand to the curatorial task with Multiply. Judith has attracted a high calibre of participants to continue the “multiple dialogue”.
Among those invited are established artists Elizabeth Thomson, Wayne Youle, Brett Graham, Rohan Weallans, alongside emerging stars Gregory Bennett, Ngaahina Hohaia and Tiffany Singh. Judith’s extensive network has also secured international artists Ottomar Hörl and Finn Magee.
These artists are representative of many who are re-visiting the multiple due to its association with innovative industrial or digital technologies, and subsequent notions of excess or sustainability. Others employ the collective power of object and process to convey rigorous political and cultural narratives – resonant in our current capitalist crisis.
Judith comments that her selection of these artists is due to them, “engaging in a reproductive art practice that reinvigorates repetition.”
With free entry, this exhibition is not to be missed.