Opening 7 APRIL, 2022, 5.30PM, Otago Polytechnic Courtyard - 4 plinths
Crossroads; Childish Adult Stuff, 2022.
New sculptural works by Dillon Gamble.
These 4 Plinths works were part of the Hub Commission series. The works were commissioned from a Graduate Artist from SITE 2021. They will be located in the Otago Polytechnic central courtyard.
Opening Thursday 7th April 2022 5:30 pm
The Hub, Courtyard, Forth street Dunedin.
"I find myself at a crossroads. ‘Well, what’s next?’ I always thought I'd work on a farm or factory. Now that I’ve completed postgraduate study at Otago Polytechnic I find myself wanting to make art about that idea. ‘Where to next?’
Looking back over my last four years of study, I’ve noticed certain themes and styles emerging from my practice. My engagement with the history of Aotearoa and its material legacies; the ‘old stuff’, objects that I, a New Zealander, view with nostalgia and affection. Now that I’ve reached the end of my degree I find myself with time spare to reflect on my choices leading to this point. As a child, things felt as if they would be simpler, clearer, and would fit more neatly into my understanding of the world. Upon consideration, little has changed about my concern with play; my toys, their meaning, and my experience of them. While I now make my own toys, their scaling-up over time has matched my own growth.
The ‘toys’ I have created represent my own unfocused, yet specific, goals as a recent graduate of the arts. I need to get some work, and I probably need somewhere to live. Most definitely I’ll need a car to go places, and most importantly I’ll be able to get a dog soon.
These works resulted from my reflections on life and education, ventures I suspect I have shared with many others."
-- Dillon Gamble, March 2022
Published on 4 Apr 2022
Orderdate: 4 Apr 2022
Expiry: 4 Apr 2024