Umbrella is a group of Master of Fine Arts Graduates: Barbara Smith, Rowan Belcher, Monica Seo, Ken Martin, Barry Ross Smith, Elsa Lye, Gitte Steen-Andersen and Julie Woodward, who graduated from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2010-11 in Auckland. United by the fact that they studied together for over two years and some as undergraduates prior to that period – they have stayed united since and have become a new phenomenon in today’s Art world in New Zealand.
The Artists have challenged themselves to express how they identify in a world of change. Estranged, the title of their first show as a group will encompass works that have evolved as a result of years of planning and collaborating both individually and collectively. Artists have worked to elucidate the title, a serendipitous term on this occasion; Estranged reflects how we may be experiencing the world now.
Saturday 30 September – Wednesday 18 October
Opening Saturday 30 September, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
For a behind the scenes look at contributing artist Barry Ross Smith’s sculpture/installation click here!
This exhibition is part of Artweek Auckland