Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Curating a Self-Help Cure

Curating a Self-Help Cure

Artist Darryl Grant is drawing on skills acquired while studying at EIT to curate an exhibition opening at Pernel Fruitworld in Hastings.

The Taradale resident continues his battle back to good health after suffering physical and mental injuries in two serious accidents.

Darryl had been employed at a manufacturing plant for 21 years when his hand was trapped in a machine, mangling his fingers and triggering post-traumatic stress that ruled out a return to the workplace.

After nine months of treatment and a succession of operations, Darryl started art studies at EIT. Six weeks later, he was badly hurt in a hit-and-run accident which left him with multiple broken bones and ongoing pain.

Re-learning how to handle a paintbrush, he completed his degree last year. He is back on campus this year as winner of a John Harré Scholarship, supporting Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design students and developing his own practice with a studio provided by EIT’s ideaschool.

Darryl has built up a body of paintings that often feature realistic depictions of old car bodies and he is now sculpting in metal. Several of his paintings will feature in the exhibition Transpire, which opens at the Pakowhai Road orchard on December 7.

Unfortunately, he won’t be able to attend the opening as he is scheduled for further surgery the previous day.

“Curating the exhibition has boosted my self-confidence,” he says, “drawing on my newly-acquired organisational skills and a broadened knowledge of art.”

Darry is undertaking the role in a voluntary capacity, liaising with Pernel Fruitworld, which is adding regular art exhibitions to its marketing activities.

The artists he has booked are final-year EIT degree students Emma Kerr, Emma Grapes and Jamie Morrell, 13-year-old Tamatea Intermediate School student Molly Austin and guest artist Heather Wilson of Taradale.

He commissioned EIT student Liam Farrell to design invitations and a poster, organised EIT sponsorship for the event and worked out a plan for hanging the paintings in the upstairs gallery space.

With the exhibition running for two months, Darryl is looking forward to seeing the results of his curatorial efforts just as soon as he has recuperated from his most recent surgery.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news