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Flip Out

Burst, flip and wobble your way to Christchurch Art Gallery’s mind-bending exhibit at ArtBox.


Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker — eight energetic words that perfectly sum up the wacky, family-focused art explosion at ArtBox. Open since February, the exhibition continues until September, and it’s well worth getting along to check it out if you haven’t yet – doubly so if you’ve got some kids in tow.

Christchurch Art Gallery Deputy Director Blair Jackson says the exhibition offers a vivid sense of artists as makers — asking questions, taking risks and exploring the possibilities of their materials.

“That crazy title really does sum up what the exhibition is all about — the shape-shifting, experimental and seriously playful work of making art,” he says. “This is very much one for children and families to make the most of.”

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker (try saying it five times fast) sees artists from New Zealand and Australia test the limits of their materials, with morphing pencil sculptures, stretchy paint skins, (you may have spotted these on the cover of Cityscape’s autumn issue), gravity-defying stacks and videos of exploding paint-balloons.

The exhibition features works by Rebecca Baumann, Mark Braunias and Jill Kennedy, Judy Darragh, Steve Carr, Lionel Bawden, John Hurrell, Tony Bond, Helen Calder, John Nicholson and Miranda Parkes.

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker
ArtBox, corner of Madras and St Asaph streets, to 28 September. Entry is free of charge.
ArtBox is open 10am–5pm, Mon –Fri, and 10am–4pm, Sat & Sun.


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Guest 24 February 2018