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Mon 17 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Tue 18 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 19 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 20 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 21 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: The Green Bench, 67 Guyton Street, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Julian Priest

The Green Bench is pleased to invite you to an exhibition by Asumi Mizuo and Akiko Diegel, on display from April 30th - May 21st.

Opening Preview 5.30 - 8.00pm April 30th

The exhibition consists of two works by Asumi Mizuo and Akiko Diegel displayed together as an installation. The space is filled with hand made slippers arranged on the floor and interspersed with displays of mended pottery.

As well as being beautiful aesthetically the works each respond to Japanese traditional forms transplanted and interpreted in New Zealand materials. Diegel's traditional Japanese slippers are made from New Zealand wool blankets and Mizuo's cups are broken Crown Lynn pottery mended in the style of Japanese Kintsugi gold lacquer repair. Through this delicate treatment of everyday objects the artists present a thoughtful and approachable commentary on what it means to exist with a foot in both Japanese and New Zealand cultures.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Asia-Nz foundation and Creative Communities Wanganui Branch and is based on an exhibition first shown at rm103 in Auckland in 2009.