Kate Newby: SHE’S TALKING TO THE WALL
Nearly 1,000 wind chimes hang in front of you. Aotearoa New Zealand artist Kate Newby made this expansive artwork over 10 years. Through clay and glass, she explores how natural materials transform when shaped and fired.
Tata ki te kotahi mano ngā tangihanga hau e iri mai ana ki mua i a koe. I mahia e Kate Newby tēnei mahi toi māhorahora i roto i te tekau tau. Mā te uku me te kōataata, ka tirotirohia e ia te hurihanga o ngā rawa taiao ina ahuahua, ina tahuna ai.
9 Dec 2022 – mid 2024
Toi Art, Level 5
Audio guide has transcript
Ends broken off by the wind. Imprints from fingers, nails, stones. Particles of sand preserved by glazing. These unexpected textures act as reminders of the many places the chimes were made – from remote Fogo Island in Canada to New York City and Te Henga in Aotearoa. They bring the outside world into the gallery.
SHE’S TALKING TO THE WALL is a complicated map of locations, experiences, and relationships – hundreds of small gestures, creating something larger than themselves.