2021 Hawke's Bay Art Review
Date: Nov 20 – Nov 20Space: Main Gallery
The Hawke’s Bay Art Review is a selected exhibition showcasing art excellence in Hawke’s Bay, revived as a biennial competition by Creative Arts Napier in 2017.
Submissions were invited from local emerging and established artists in painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, multi-media, design, textiles and ceramics from artists throughout New Zealand, who have close connections to Hawke’s Bay. All the galleries at Creative Arts Napier will be dedicated to displaying 61 selected works, from a total of 174 entries.
CAN is delighted that Tyson Campbell kindly agreed to be the guest selector for the 2021 Hawke’s Bay Art Review.
Tyson will be at CAN on Saturday, 20 November to present a Selector’s Talk at 11am. Please gather in the Main Gallery a few minutes before.
All are welcome and entry is free. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing in the galleries.
For the past three years Tyson has worked as an artist, writer, community facilitator and independent curator based in Naarm Melbourne and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Over the last two years, through his involvement with Blak Dot gallery, TCB art inc, and Artspace Aotearoa, Tyson developed an emerging curatorial practice that centres on contemporary Indigenous artistic practices.
‘I have taken the initiative to elevate world-Indigenous kinship ties from the position of being Māori: Critical Indigenous studies is at the core of what I do. As an active and engaged member of cross- cultural discourse that emerges between the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand contexts, I believe my perspective, and lived-experience have a relationship to all disciplines of knowledge that enact themselves on colonised territories.’
Tyson’s current work focuses on Indigenous strategies toward shifting institutional structures and how culturally grounded and communitarian ways of knowing – conversational, celebratory, and respectful kanohi-kitea – can initiate change within such settings.
Tyson is currently working at Artspace Aotearoa in Auckland.