Coming Home in the Dark

Exhibition date:
15 November 2004 to 27 March 2005
New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Lurking behind the South Island's legendary picture-postcard views and the stoic jaw of the Southern Man is a dark side – a gothic underbelly of paranoia, alienation, and unease. This quality, evident in the work of some of New Zealand's most talented artists and writers, is explored in a new exhibition, inspired by and named after one of Owen Marshall's most sinister short stories.

Coming Home in the Dark taps the shadowy vein running through the work of 14 artists with a connection to the Mainland: Leo Bensemann, Barry Cleavin, Bing Dawe, Margaret Dawson, Tony de Lautour, Tony Fomison, Jason Greig, Bill Hammond, Colin McCahon, Trevor Moffitt, Bruce Russell, Ann Shelton, Ronnie van Hout and Dean Venrooy.

Text taken from the Christchurch Art Gallery website.