Lonnie Hutchinson & Sofia Tekela-Smith
Good Grief
25 September - 19 October 2013
2013-09-25 - 2013-10-19
Good grief - what is this? Two artists directly addressing the inner experience; in their art exploring grief. While it is unusual in contemporary art to see emotion foregrounded, the timing of this exhibition made exploration of the subject inevitable, despite it not having been on the agenda initially. Earlier this year Hutchinson's mother was tragically killed in a road accident and for Tekela-Smith the month, which would have been the 21st birthday of her daughter who died in early childhood, brought sorrow to the surface.

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Pineapple girl
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm

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Pineapple girl
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm

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Taro princess
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Taro princess
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Peacock girl
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Peacock girl
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
builder's paper , 770 x 520 mm
Installation view
Installation view
In my mother's car
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
found materials with automative lacquer, 390 x 500 x 300 mm

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In my mother's car
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
found materials with automative lacquer, 390 x 500 x 300 mm

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Bouquet
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
found materials with automative laquer, 220 x 150 x 150 mm

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Bouquet
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
found materials with automative laquer, 220 x 150 x 150 mm

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A chalice with a single earring
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
found materials with automative lacquer, 240 x 90 x 90 mm

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A chalice with a single earring
2013
Lonnie Hutchinson
found materials with automative lacquer, 240 x 90 x 90 mm

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Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #1
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, fresh water pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, glass beads, balsa, fibreglass, resin, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #1
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, fresh water pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, glass beads, balsa, fibreglass, resin, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #2
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #2
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #3
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, glass beads, balsa, fibreglass, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #3
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, glass beads, balsa, fibreglass, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #4
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, pearl, fibreglass, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #4
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, pearl, fibreglass, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #5
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, fibreglass, glass beads, resin, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #5
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, fibreglass, glass beads, resin, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #6
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, waxed thread, silk thread, fibreglass, balsa, pearl, resin, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #6
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, waxed thread, silk thread, fibreglass, balsa, pearl, resin, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #7
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
glass beads, fibreglass, enamel, resin, balsa, silk thread, cultured pearl in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #7
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
glass beads, fibreglass, enamel, resin, balsa, silk thread, cultured pearl in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #8
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, tin, enamel, glass beads, resin in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #8
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, tin, enamel, glass beads, resin in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #9
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, fresh water pearl, fibreglass, resin, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #9
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, fresh water pearl, fibreglass, resin, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #10
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, fresh water pearl, cultured pearl, resin, glass beads, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #10
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, fresh water pearl, cultured pearl, resin, glass beads, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #11
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, enamel, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #11
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, enamel, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #12
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, fresh water pearl, resin, glass beads, fibreglass, metal, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #12
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, fresh water pearl, resin, glass beads, fibreglass, metal, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #13
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, glass beads, resin, balsa, fibreglass, metal, enamel, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #13
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, tin, glass beads, resin, balsa, fibreglass, metal, enamel, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #14
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, tin, enamel, fibreglass, glass beads, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #14
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, tin, enamel, fibreglass, glass beads, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #15
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, pearl, glass beads, silk thread, enamel, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #15
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, pearl, glass beads, silk thread, enamel, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #16
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, silk thread, tin, enamel, fibreglass, resin, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #16
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
black pearl, silk thread, tin, enamel, fibreglass, resin, balsa in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #17
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, silk thread, fibreglass, resin, balsa, glass beads, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin, 110 x 165 mm

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #17
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, silk thread, fibreglass, resin, balsa, glass beads, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin, 110 x 165 mm

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #18
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
seed pearls, silk thread, balsa, fibreglass, resin, glass beads, in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #18
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
seed pearls, silk thread, balsa, fibreglass, resin, glass beads, in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #19
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, seed pearls, pearl, fibre glass, resin, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #19
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, seed pearls, pearl, fibre glass, resin, balsa, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #20
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, resin, tin, pearl, balsa, silk thread in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #20
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, resin, tin, pearl, balsa, silk thread in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #21
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, tin, balsa, resin, glass beads, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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A prayer, a gesture, a fragrance #21
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, tin, balsa, resin, glass beads, enamel in old NZ Kauri tin

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My mother is a kauri tree #1
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 150 x 51 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #1
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 150 x 51 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #2
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 90 x 70 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #2
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 90 x 70 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #3
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 130 x 70 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #3
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 130 x 70 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #4
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 145 x 75 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree #4
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint, 145 x 75 mm

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My mother is a kauri tree group
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint

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My mother is a kauri tree group
2013
Sofia Tekela-Smith
gold lipped mother of pearl, sterling silver, waxed thread, tin, enamel paint

SOLD
Installation view
Installation view