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Grace's art reaches new heights

22 Jun 2017

For New Zealand artist Grace Wright, a residency with Hawke's Bay art gallery Parlour Projects has given her the chance to take on her most ambitious project yet.

During the month of May, Grace created a large scale installation, measuring 11 x 6 metres, on the main viewing walls of the gallery. 

Using Resene paints to create the installation, Grace says “the work was about developing my ideas around the pleasure of viewing and taking it from looking to experiencing.” It's become part of a solo exhibition by the artist called Breathing Room, which is on display at Parlour Projects until 1 July. 

The gallery's artist-in-residency programme picks an important artist every year, to research and develop new work that responds to the environment and landscape of the region, while allowing the local community to experience influential contemporary art.

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