Friday, April 15, 2016

Patrick Pound Pics

Last month we were in Melbourne and visited our good friend Patrick Pound. Like a number of other NZ artists, Patrick has made his life in Australia and it's been a long haul to get the recognition he deserves. At the time he left New Zealand in 1989 he was one of a number of artists who were getting a lot of attention. You can see this buzz reflected in Auckland Art Gallery’s collection database where 11 works are represented. To decide to leave this support and set up shop in Australia was not easy especially when he moved from his collecting informing his practice to collecting being his practice, as he recently told Serena Bentley. 

After decades of making connections, curating, collecting, writing and lecturing, the context of Patrick's work changed dramatically when he was invited to make an exhibition as part of Melbourne now in 2014. His eccentric, eclectic Gallery of Air combining elements from the National Gallery of Victoria’s collections with his own was a huge hit. And there's no stopping Patrick from collecting or showing his collections, so there's plenty more where that came from. On OTN:STUDIO we have just put up photographs from two visits one in 2013 and one this year.