IN FOCUS (from the collection) | Ep1: Jane Campion, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Christina Barton

COURTESY OF by Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Episode notes

This episode stems from an event which took place on the 27th of April 2022. It features Oscar-winning film director Dame Jane Campion and actor Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie speaking with Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton discussing two largescale paintings recently installed on the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus: Easy Living I, 2015, by Wellington artist Séraphine Pick and Conflicts of the Psyche – The Struggle Between Ambition and Desire II, 1984, by New Zealand-born, London-based artist Alexis Hunter (1948–2016). This intriguing pairing not only puts together two talented film-world figures as lenders, but it also stages a fascinating conversation between two figurative artists who have depicted female subjects with equal parts dark and light psychic intensity.

Both works are on loan to t ... 

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