FULL NOISE features artworks from the Southland Museum & Art Gallery and the Southland Art Foundation hung salon-style – jammed in close proximity to one another. In this energetic display, eras and artists get to intermix in a close-range installation, mixing historical and contemporary artworks, genres, and diverse methods of art practice. Dozens of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures all in the same gallery enable the viewer to experience the richness and cultural depth of these significant Southland art collections.
Artists’ examples presented from the Southland Art Foundation collection provide opportunity for fresh connection to these substantial artworks. Since 1996, the Southland Art Foundation Artist in Residence programme has provided the opportunity for significant New Zealand visual artists to work within and respond to the southern landscape and environment.
Of particular interest in FULL NOISE are artworks from the sub-collection of the Southland Art Gallery Trust Board. Joan Hall-Jones, the last surviving senior member of the Hall-Jones family, formally gifted forty eight artworks to the Southland Museum and Art Gallery on behalf of the Southland Art Gallery Trust Board (Hall-Jones Trust) on 22 January 2016.
A sumptuous and loud viewing experience with historical and contemporary artworks playing off each other, FULL NOISE captures the atmosphere of dedicated and fascinating Southland art collections.
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