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Craig Freeborn: Old Positions/New Traditions


Wed 14 Apr 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 15 Apr 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 16 Apr 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 17 Apr 2010, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 18 Apr 2010, 12:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Aigantighe Art Museum, 49 Wai-iti Road, Timaru, South Canterbury

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Craig Freeborn was born in Timaru and completed a Diploma in Fine Arts at Aoraki Polytechnic. He paints from his Dunedin studio and teaches part-time at an Early Childhood Centre.

Of his work he states: "in my paintings I often use seemingly incongruous combinations of imagery and sensory overload to deliberately unsettle the viewer. The work reflects on an anarchic and pessimistic world view; a warning about the state of civilization or humanity. I've appropriated fragments from medical, political and marketing images. A Positioning in Radiography book was a main source of images which decompose in their new environment. The distortion of figure-ground relationship and different techniques of paint application in strongly contrasting colours all help to polarise the stability, familiarity and accepted meaning of these images".