Gravy Exhibition 2006
In this body of of work, entitled Gravy, Joanna Fieldes uses Captain Cook's arrival on these shores as a starting point for her ironic investigation of New Zealand's colonial past.
Ceramic vessels play a significant role, acting both as containers of colonial culture and as the colonists themselves.
Through out the series, the vessel is a vehicle for ideas - a container of history, bearing links to the past and the future. It can be either a loving cup or a poisoned chalice - or perhaps both. Joanna Fieldes offers no firm conclusions; instead these skilful, insightful and humorous paintings encourage the viewer to participate in a lively and on-going cultural debate.
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- Land of Milk and Honey Land of Milk and Honey
- Lines Drawn Lines Drawn
- Soup Bowl Soup Bowl
- Souvenir Cup Souvenir Cup
- The Head The Head
- The Headland The Headland
- Casserole Casserole
- Cooks Gravy Boat Cooks Gravy Boat
- Meat in the Middle Meat in the Middle
- Pop Goes the Weasel Pop Goes the Weasel
- Spilt Gravy Spilt Gravy
- Gravy Waka Gravy Waka