City Gallery

Past event

Reflections and Legacies: Joanna Margaret Paul

Saturday 4 February, 2pm

Join us on the closing weekend of Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the Context of a Room as we reflect on Joanna's multidisciplinary practice and consider her artistic legacy. Our panel brings together people who knew and worked with Joanna and who have engaged directly with her work. Expect a conversation that celebrates the enduring impact of Joanna’s work while considering its influence in the contemporary moment.  

We look forward to seeing you as Linda Tyler, Bridie Lonie, Brendan O'Brien and Sonya Lacey come together to discuss the exhibition and Joanna’s place in New Zealand’s art history now. 

Sonya Lacey (she/her) is a Tauranga based artists working primarily with moving image, sculpture, and language. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and was the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Artist in 2021 nominated for the 2021 Walters Prize. Her video, By Sea was commissioned by Circuit Artist Moving Image and made in response to the poetry of Joanna Margaret Paul. 

Bridie Lonie (she/her, Emeritus Member, Otago Polytechnic) is a past Head of School at the Dunedin School of Art. Her PhD ‘Closer Relations: art, climate change, interdisciplinarity and the Anthropocene’ (2018) led to the co-curation of The Complete Entanglement of Everything (2020) with Pam McKinlay and Kapital (2022) with Adrian Hall. 

Brendan O’Brien (he/him) is a Wellington based hand-press printer and artist. From 2000-2002 he was resident in the Rita Angus Cottage where among various projects he collaborated with Joanna Margaret Paul to produce two books featuring words and images by Joanna. Since 2004 he has been involved in further projects relating to Joanna’s work - the catalogue for the City Gallery exhibition ‘beauty, even’ (2004) and two volumes of her poetry ‘like love poems’ and ‘access to lilac’. He continues to hand-print books under the Fernbank Studio imprint and exhibit his art at the Bowen Galleries, Wellington. 

Linda Tyler (she/her) is Graduate Advisor for Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland, where she teaches Art Writing and Curatorial Practice to Art History students. 

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