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The show goes on

October 4, 2011


A solo exhibition opening at Gallery 33 in our home town of Wanaka was a very special event because many friends and art lovers attended. There was a party atmosphere with plenty of positive feedback about the work.
The film makers were there to capture it all on film and wrap up their story of our year’s sculpture-making in the local environment. For Philippa and I it was a satisfying culmination of a year’s continuous creative activity.

Martin Hill – Fragile Canvas will also be exhibited at the Otago Museum from 16th to 19th November as part of Otago University  Science Teller Festival along with the premiere of the film “Fragile Canvas” by James Blake and Joey Bania on 16th November at the Regent Theatre, Dunedin.

With such a positive response we intend to exhibit Martin Hill – Fragile Canvas in other venues so enquiries from galleries are welcome.
Warm thanks to Melissa Reimer and her team at Gallery 33 Wanaka.
Melissa’s essay and the limited edition prints can be viewed here:

On the edge.

February 21, 2011

In a two day clear weather window last week Philippa and I made it to this high location with our friendly crew who filmed our efforts making a sculpture from thin slabs of schist gathered from the tops.

We are indebted to Tom and A Rowley of Lake Hawea Station for inviting us to use their farm road for access to reach this vantage point and to camp overnight there looking out towards the Southern Alps.
We intend to return with the film crew to photograph and film the sculpture through the changing seasons.

Here film maker Joey Bania gets up close using a digital SLR video camera.