Dowse set to host its largest ever ex­hi­bi­tion

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The Dowse Art Mu­seum is set to host its largest ever ex­hi­bi­tion.

When New Zealand photographer Gavin Hip­kins’ The Do­main opens on Novem­ber 25 it will oc­cupy about 800 square me­tres of wall space, or 260 run­ning me­tres.

Nearly all the gallery space on the mu­seum’s ground floor will be taken up by the ex­hi­bi­tion.

The Do­main will be a ‘‘25 year sur­vey’’ of Hip­kins’ work to date with a mix of old works and ones cre­ated for the ex­hi­bi­tion, Dowse di­rec­tor Court­ney John­stone said.

The amount of space given to the ex­hi­bi­tion gave vis­i­tors the chance to ex­am­ine the breadth of the artist’s ca­reer.

‘‘It’s the first time I can re­mem­ber that all the ground floor gal­leries will be given to one artist. It’s a bold amount of space.’’

The Auck­land photographer has ex­hib­ited in solo and group shows around the world and has held a num­ber of res­i­den­cies in New Zealand and over­seas.

Hip­kins was ‘‘one of the most sig­nif­i­cant con­tem­po­rary New Zealand pho­tog­ra­phers’’ who had been la­belled a ‘‘tourist of pho­tog­ra­phy’’ for his ex­ten­sive trav­els and the range tech­niques he used within the medium, she said.

He used im­age-cap­tur­ing tech­niques from through­out his­tory - from early pho­tograms through to video.

‘‘It's the first time I can re­mem­ber that all the ground floor gal­leries will be given to one artist. It's a bold amount of space.’’

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