Turner Prize-winning artist, writer and broadcaster, Grayson Perry CBE is a British institution. His tapestry Map of Truths and Beliefs (2011) catalogues current pilgrimage destinations, religious and secular, including Mecca, Stonehenge, Auschwitz, Davos and Wembley. Woven on a computerised loom, it recalls the fanciful, allegorical maps of medieval times. Like Perry, Dunedin artist Kushana Bush's intricate and colourful tragi-comic paintings comment on modern life but are loaded with references to arts of other times and places—to Indo-Persian miniatures, and Japanese prints, illuminated manuscripts and early-Renaissance paintings.
Grayson Perry is represented by Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Kushana Bush is represented by Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.