London Alternative Realm

New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard presents a solo exhibition of her recent works through 8 October at the Kate MacGarry gallery in London. The Guardian describes the exhibition: “[Upritchard’s] recent works — rainbow-hued figures crafted from modelling material — have moved further into an imagined alternative realm. Their tie-dye candy colours suggest rave-era new ageism but their hunched backs hint that reverie is no easy path to enlightenment. And Upritchard’s lost none of her flair for rethinking cast-offs, as teeth necklaces made with fag butts reveal.” In 2012, she will also have solo exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center, and Salon 94 in New York. Upritchard lives in London.


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Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Singapore-based New Zealander Linda Collins wrote Loss Adjustment, about the suicide of her 17-year-old daughter, as part of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the prestigious International Institute of…