In Residence

16 July - 27 November


In Residence features artworks from some of New Zealand’s most significant visual artists, which have been selected from the Southland Art Foundation collection and the Southland Museum & Art Gallery collection. The fusion of artworks showcased in this exhibition reflects on social and historical events and the unique environments of the southernmost regions of Aotearoa New Zealand. As the exhibition title suggests, the selected artworks describe experiences of artists-in-residence and their personal responses to Murihiku Southland and the Subantarctic Islands.


This exhibition features photographic documentation from Ans Westra and Margaret Jane Dawson, large-scale sculptures by Jo Ogier, and ceramics by Chester Nealie. Constructed garments from Jo Torr reflect on the remote and inhospitable short-lived Enderby Settlement while a significant painting from Bill Hammond takes us to the edge of the Subantarctic wilds. A painting from Kalvin Collins and a historic work from William Mathew Hodgkins complete the exhibition.


In Residence brings together works held in two significant collections in perpetuity for our southern region.


This exhibition will be on display in Gallery 3, from Saturday July 16 until November 27, 2016, at the Southland Museum & Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha, 108 Gala Street, Invercargill.