Friday, August 27, 2010

JAR presents a 300-day exhibition of Leigh Davis flag poems

Jar is a small not-for-profit trust for promoting strong, singular work for public consumption. The first Jar space is 589 New North Road, Kingsland, NZ where projects have been staged by Auckland-based artists Stephen Bambury and Peter Robinson.

Jar is currently presenting a sequence of thirty exhibitions, entitled Time, Text & Echoes, each devoted to a single Leigh Davis flag poem. All but the last of the flags to be shown at Jar were previously exhibited as single installations under the title Station of Earth-Bound Ghosts in the Auckland Railway Station (1998) and the Gisborne Army Hall (1999). Both were contextualised in Te Tangi a te Matuhi, Jackbooks 1999, edited by Davis and Wystan Curnow.

You can read more about the current Jar exhibition here.
Image: Jar, New North Road, Kingsland, NZ