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Bill Culbert at Hopkinson Mossman

Friday 19 October 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$12.00 – $15.00

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Join the Friends of Te Papa for a visit to Hopkinson Mossman Gallery to meet and hear artist Bill Culbert talk about his new exhibition Bill Culbert, opening at the gallery on 19 October.

Culbert makes sculpture, photography and installations that collectively explore the transformative potential of light. Culbert’s work evinces an ongoing fascination with everyday objects including plastic bottles, wine glasses, domestic furniture and, most prominently, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. In his work, whether it is a large-scale installation or a modest black and white photograph, light is channeled to open space for imaginative play, to mark the quotidian, and to critically but affectionately interrogate the act of looking.

Bill Culbert (1935, Port Chalmers) left New Zealand in 1957 to study at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works between London and in the South of France. Culbert has had more than 100 solo exhibitions at major institutions in New Zealand, England, Europe, the USA and Australia. In 2013 Culbert was New Zealand’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale.

Feature Image: Detail from: Daylight Flotsam Venice, 2013, Bill Culbert. Plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Dimensions variable. Image provided and reproduced courtesy of Hopkinson Mossman Gallery


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Friday 19 October 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$12.00 – $15.00
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Hopkinson Mossman Gallery
Level 2, 22 Garrett Street
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Friends of Te Papa
(04) 381 7051