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7 Aug 2021 (10:00) - 31 Oct 2021 (16:00) Add to calendar

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Wellington, 6012, New ZealandView map

Kitchen Installation by Karley Feaver, photograph by Stephen A'CourtDeer by Karley Feaver, photograph by Stephen A'CourtTable setting by Antoinette Ratcliffe, photograph by Stephen A'CourtMourning birds by Lauren Drescher, photograph by Stephen A'Court

A new generation of contemporary women artists, including ethical taxidermists, jewellers, painters, photographers, textile and installation artists, have taken over the rooms of Katherine Mansfield’s childhood home. The exhibition and event series Still Life | Wild Places is inspired by Mansfield’s life, writing and beliefs – in particular, that humans were intrinsically linked to, and part of, the natural world.

Artists Antoinette Ratcliffe, Karley Feaver, Hayley Theyers, Jane Thorne, Paola King-Borrero, Lauren Drescher and Steph Lusted explore these concepts in the domestic spaces of the 1888 home, transforming them into a series of curious new settings that are informed by Mansfield’s life and works. They incorporate ethical taxidermy installations, refurbished dolls’ houses and vintage girls’ annuals, photographic prints, large scale mobiles and ethereal projections, and offer visitors an opportunity to pause and reflect on our relationship to each other, to the natural world and to the animals that we live alongside.

Still Life | Wild Places is presented by The Metropolitan Club, in association with Hendrick’s Gin, and Katherine Mansfield House & Garden.


Exhibition included in admission to the house

Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society membership enables unlimited entry to the house during the membership year, which is great for keeping up with our regularly changing exhibitions. Find out about becoming a member here.

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