Don’t miss “Paper, Creature, Stone” by contemporary artist Francis Upritchard, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Stick Workers, 2021.

Visit this major exhibition of human-like figures at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, fired by collaboration and connection.

What: Francis Upritchard’s Paper, Creature, Stone
When: Until 24 July 2022
Where: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

A series of human-like figures made from sustainably sourced Brazilian Amazon balata rubber form part of a new “complete environment” of works by London-based New Zealand contemporary artist Francis Upritchard.

Started during Upritchard’s stint as the inaugural W. A. Sutton House artist-in-residence in Ōtautahi, the show has a mixture of mediums and objects — playful, arresting, and strangely out of time.

Paper, Creature, Stone also includes ceramic works, figurative sculptures and watercolours – all new pieces from Upritchard will be on display until 24 July 2022

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