With Tina Pihema and Salome Tanuvasa.
Clean Slate, 2018
Window Gallery, NZ.
Growing up in Aotearoa public schools, the artists in this exhibition have each had experiences with the nationally recognised School Journal. Since 1907, the School Journal has delivered Aotearoa-produced content to motivate, excite and engage young students. In Clean Slate, the School Journal is personified and used as a site and physical object for exploration; a site for production and self-organising, with particular focus on how the book encourages the dispersion of information through creative output and the collection and sharing of personal stories. Using the Window gallery space as an open journal and a live site for ongoing collaboration and disestablishment of hierarchy, the artists invite a series of collaborators, and at times the audience, to contribute to the aesthetic outcome of the work.