Lonnie Hutchinson
The interplay of form, light and shadow are key ingredients in Lonnie Hutchinson's art. Working across a wide range of media including film, performance, painting, sculpture and installation, she uses the language of contemporary art to articulate a distinctively Polynesian worldview reflecting her own Samoan and Maori (Ngāi Tahu) heritage.

Spiritual and political, the work engages with issues of power relations and culture, gender and sexuality to generate conversations that are timeless, current, relevant and accessible. Her distinctive cut-out forms often employing what has come to be seen as her signature material - heavy black builders paper - capture in their play with shadow a non-materiality inherent in the Samoan notion of 'va' which Lonnie has said is central to her practice. This refers to the space between places, things and people, and connections across time.

Lonnie, who has been described as a 'trail-blazing' Pacific woman artist, has been exhibiting steadily nationally and internationally for nearly 20 years. She has been included in significant international exhibition such as {Paradise Now? : Contemporary Art from the Pacific} (2004), Asia Society New York and {Pasifika Styles} (2006-8), University of Cambridge Museum, that have served to raise awareness of Pacific artists and art in the US and UK. She has also produced several major, temporary and permanent, site-specific installations - most recently for the new justice precinct in Christchurch.

A survey show and catalogue, {Black Bird: Lonnie Hutchinson 1997 - 2013, }was shown at the Gus Fisher Art Gallery in Auckland and at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt in2015.

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Before
2010
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Before
2010
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Before
2010
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Before
2010
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Peacock girl
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Peacock girl
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Taro princess
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Taro princess
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Awa whiri
2015
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2550 x 700mm
Awa whiri
2015
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2550 x 700mm
Tonga o te ra
2015
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Tonga o te ra
2015
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
The Huntress
2016
Lonnie Hutchinson
woodblock print, 594 x 841 mm unframed
The Huntress
2016
Lonnie Hutchinson
woodblock print, 594 x 841 mm unframed
Soft
2016
Lonnie Hutchinson
woodblock print, 297 x 420 mm
Soft
2016
Lonnie Hutchinson
woodblock print, 297 x 420 mm
Deep pools
2017
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Deep pools
2017
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Deep pools
2017
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
Deep pools
2017
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, metal eyelets & steel pins, 2600 x 700mm
TANAMONKEY/S
2017
Lonnie Hutchinson
acrylic, dimensions variable
TANAMONKEY/S
2017
Lonnie Hutchinson
acrylic, dimensions variable
Mix a special brew
2018
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, 1200 x 600 mm
Mix a special brew
2018
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, 1200 x 600 mm
No one else could
2018
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, 1200 x 700 mm
No one else could
2018
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, 1200 x 700 mm
Peek a boo
2018
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, 600 x 440 mm
Peek a boo
2018
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, 600 x 440 mm
Tele i'a O Le Sami  (Let me hear you whisper)
2019
Lonnie Hutchinson
digital print, 760 x 560 mm
Tele i'a O Le Sami  (Let me hear you whisper)
2019
Lonnie Hutchinson
digital print, 760 x 560 mm
Mangaia calling
2020
Lonnie Hutchinson
wall paper, metal eyelets, 800 x 500 mm
Mangaia calling
2020
Lonnie Hutchinson
wall paper, metal eyelets, 800 x 500 mm
More or less transparent
2020
Lonnie Hutchinson
wall paper, acrylic, ink, shellac, metal eyelets, 855 x 385 mm
More or less transparent
2020
Lonnie Hutchinson
wall paper, acrylic, ink, shellac, metal eyelets, 855 x 385 mm
Tohu for Papa
2020
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, acrylic, metal eyelets, 560 x 200 x 80 mm
Tohu for Papa
2020
Lonnie Hutchinson
builders paper, acrylic, metal eyelets, 560 x 200 x 80 mm