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Spirit Fingers

Leading the intrepid viewer through the foyers of Shortland Street's glamourous high-rise buildings, Elam Art UpFront is an art trail with a difference. Unlike sculpture parks where visitors move through a cultivated landscape to gaze at a succession of art works placed in natural surrounds, this exhibition makes art part of everyday life... This is the temporary hub for the creative journey, where the interested traveller can pick up a map of the route... these installations showcase some of the most interesting artists to have emerged from the art school which is New Zealand's oldest, largest and best - Elam School of Fine Arts. (1)

...this is a wooly excursion into the hard surfaces of corporate space. Weighty matters get translated into a few looping yarns, hung up for the patient passerby to unravel. For once, the artist is not content to pose questions about art, craft, beauty and ugliness without the answers being all sewn up. (2)

 (1) Pretty, Sharman Prof., Elam Art UpFront The Foyer Art Project 9 - 23 March 2007, exhibition catalogue,
Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, The University of Auckland 2007.
ISBN 0-9582817-2-6. (2) Tyler, Linda., Elam Art UpFront The Foyer Art Project 9 - 23 March 2007, exhibition catalogue, ibid.

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
panorama
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
Installation (detail)
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
Installation (detail)
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
Installation (detail)
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
Installation (detail)
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
Installation (view from elevator
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

Spirit Fingers - Psalm 116:3
Installation
in Elam: Art UpFront
part of Auckland Arts Festival, AK07 in collaboration with The Gus Fisher Gallery
Foyer, Tower Two, Forsyth Barr Tower, Shortland Centre, 55-65 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
Fri 9 Mar - Fri 23 March, 2007
Curated by: Andrew Clifford
Photograph: Stuart Page

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