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Kerry Ann Lee: Life should be simple and good

17 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018


Saturday 17 February 2018, 10.00am - Sunday 24 June 2018, 4.30pm

  • Exhibition runs from 17 Feb – 24 Jun
  • Opening event: Sat 17 Feb, 11am-3pm
  • Gallery Hours: Mon to Sun, 10am to 4.30pm

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland

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Learning Centre Gallery


09 817 8087


Kerry Ann Lee is a visual artist from Wellington who uses hand-made processes and socially-engaged projects to explore hybrid identities and histories of migration.

For this commissioned project, Lee continues her interest in the relationship between craft, identity and place by drawing upon the specialist craft knowledge and legacies associated with West Auckland.

The Learning Centre gallery is re-imagined as a whimsical garden - a space loaded with concepts of home and belonging. Here, visitors are invited to create a pot plant with handmade flowers made from twigs and paper.

The simplicity of the invitation belies its endless experimentation; what can a vessel look like? How many different ways can you make a flower or plant? What else might grow, or take shape?

In prying open the possibilities of form, the project makes space for different forms of material knowledge to come to the fore.

Over the course of the project, Te Uru and Kerry Ann Lee will develop public programmes that further connect with local makers who specialise in the various mediums of wood, clay and paper.

Somewhat paradoxically, then, by encouraging a sprawl of creative growth, Lee also sparks a recognition of locally-rooted expertise.

Open Studio

Join us on Saturday 17 February with Wellington-based Kerry Ann Lee for an Open Studio event in Te Uru's Learning Centre Gallery.

Drop in between 11am and 3pm to experiment with materials and open up from scratch the possibilities of familiar forms.