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City Gallery

Past exhibition

Hendrix Hennessy-Ropiha/Dayle Palfreyman: Tilia

30 April–14 August 2022

Hendrix Hennessy-Ropiha (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa) and Dayle Palfreyman are early-career artists from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Both establish psychologically-charged encounters that connect us with things felt, lost, or imagined, rather than simply seen. Hennessy-Ropiha is a photographer, while Palfreyman predominately makes sculpture and installation. While working in different mediums, they share a deeply embodied approach to making. The body is visibly absent from both practices, but invoked through process, materiality, and/or relationship to site. Their shared space is one of journeying, exchange, boundaries, borders, and explorations into notions of risk and protection.

This exhibition brings together two seemingly very different practices that touch in unexpected and generative ways, especially in terms of how they use art to navigate worlds and approach that which lies beyond our comprehension.

Dayle Palfreyman’s work has been made with the generous support of Custom Balustrades, Wellington.

Content warning: Some work in this exhibition contains themes related to suicide. Where to find help and support:

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