Role. Play

Role. Play
Catalog cover. Detail of ‘Fan’ by Vivian Lynn, 1988

Installation Images

Work by Justine Walker on left, Vivian Lynn on right.
From left – Untitled(APPLAUSE), Untitled (Cross Stitch) and Untitled (Rainbow Interrupted)
Video work by Erica Sklenars and fan work by Vivian Lynn
Video works by Erica Sklenars

Vivian Lynn, Erica Sklenars, Justine Walker
Curated by Siv B. Fjærestad
24 September – 17 October 2009
Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Wellington, NZ

All in different stages of their careers, Lynn, Walker and Sklenars‘ individual practices deal with contemporary trajectories relevant to the female experience. Collectively, they speak to a wider social conscience, responsibility, and identity within New Zealand society.

Curated by Siv B. Fjaerestad, the exhibition is bound by a strong graphic language – driven by process – with works ranging from technically complex prints, to abstraction and digital manipulation. The show also includes works from a series exhibited in the Enjoy gallery space 38 years prior, then the Bett Duncan Gallery, in March/April, 1971.


Exhibition Catalog with essay ‘Requiem for set’ by Rachel O’Neill

Works Included

Untitled (APPLAUSE), multimedia, 740 x 180 x 120 mm, 2008
Untitled (Cross Stitch), multimedia, 18 at 255 x 255 mm, 2009 – 20010
Untitled (Rainbow Interrupted), photograph and colour pencil drawings, 2009