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All I Want to Be


Wed 5 Jun 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 6 Jun 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 7 Jun 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 8 Jun 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 9 Jun 2019, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

All I want to be is a family focussed exhibition from The Dowse collection, featuring artists who use imagination, experimentation and play to explore their ideas.

The exhibition is named after a curious self-portrait by Richard Maloy, where he has wrapped himself in tinfoil to imitate a sculpture. Richard likes to transform everyday materials in his artworks, while incorporating make-believe and dress up to encourage us to question what we see.

Steve Carr, another of the artists in All I want to be, reveals his yearning to become a rock star by playing the air guitar, while Seung Yul Oh surprises us with a larger than life toy from his childhood in Korea. Lauren Lysaght—who also enjoys using unusual materials—has created a baby’s blanket, which looks comforting at first, but on closer inspection, is made from snake skin.

The artists in All I want to be show us how creativity can help us to ask questions, seek answers, and learn more about ourselves too.