Episode Three – Heads & Tales
From mythic figures to nobility to saints carved in stone and wood, the bust has been a vehicle for religious contemplation, memorialisation, documentation and preservation for centuries. Unlike the tradition of portraiture, the three dimensional bust allows us contemplate the human form in the round and captures a subject’s physicality in the world or imagination.
In the current exhibition Heads & Tales, ceramic work by artists Andrea du Chatenier, Julia Morrison, Paul Rayner and Ann Verdcourt are bought together to explore the uncanny stories heads can tell.
Curator and Public Programmes Manager Greg Donson sat down with two of the artists in this exhibition, Andrea du Chatenier and Paul Rayner, to talk about their work.
Head & Tales is on view until 6 December in our object gallery at 31 Taupo Quay above the i-site.
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The music featured in this episode is Don’t Be So Weird by Unreal State . The track can be found at soundcloud.com/unrealstatesynthesis/dont-be-so-weird