The Rippon family has an enduring connection with New Zealand art, and is delighted to provide a contemporary art space for the local community. Curator Robyn Bardas MFA brings a fresh eye and contemporary edge to this exhibition.

From 6th October until 12 December, 2017, The Rippon Hall is excited to bring you ‘Ninety’ from Wanaka local Victoria Stevens. The exhibition is a selection from Victoria’s Master of Fine Arts installation of ninety individual textiles representing each year her mother lived without her mother.

The works are predominantly hand stitched, and refer to domestic traditions and rituals which women bring to the human experience. On first viewing the works manifest as a family album; literally as an interpretation of all things pleasant, as in warmth and closeness to others, but closer inspection reveals a sadness, a story of loss along with a deeply unsettling sense of foreboding.

Read more at: Rippon_Artist_Statement_Victoria_Stevens

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibitions running 6th October – 12th December; 11 am – 5 pm daily at The Rippon Hall

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