Gavin Hipkins: The Domain gives followers of this widely recognised
artist an opportunity to see how his career has unfolded and introduces
newcomers to one of New Zealand’s most innovative and subversive investigations of the
possibilities of photography.
Since his art school days, Gavin Hipkins has resisted being pigeon-holed as an artist making a certain kind of image. This expansive survey of his 25 years of art-making to date brings together a dramatic range of works, from substantial multi-part installations to short films to his unique collaborations with jeweller Karl Fritsch. The result is a thought-provoking and illuminating exhibition.
Image: The Colony (detail), 2000–2002, Gavin Hipkins. Courtesy of Te Papa