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Come out and see Courtenay’s cunning stunts

Come out and see Courtenay’s cunning stunts

Media are invited to attend the launch of All the Cunning Stunts – the new Courtenay Place light box exhibition – this Thursday (16 December) at 5.30pm.

The work will be launched by Wellington City Council’s Arts and Culture Portfolio Leader, Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer, at The Jimmy on Courtenay Place.

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for the light boxes twice a year. The timing for this particular round coincides with the launch of the programme for the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames. Four artists – Liz Allan, Clare Noonan, Rachel O'Neill, Marnie Slater – led by curator Mary-Jane Duffy, developed All the Cunning Stunts to ‘play off’ this sporting event.

Exploring female experience in particular, All the Cunning Stunts is an energised, argumentative, and often hilarious conversation focused on the perceptions and intricacies of same-sex relationships. The work combines text and image to produce playful juxtapositions. The result is a colourful myriad of works that parallel the public advertising spaces of Wellington’s urban landscape.

Two of the artists, Liz Allan and Rachel O’Neill, will be available to talk to media on the day.

The artists’ blog, lifeinlightboxes.blogspot.com will also be launched on the opening night. For information on the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames, go to wellingtonoutgames.com


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