Joanna Fieldes & Fran Maguire, Claim to Clay II / 5 November - 4 December 2012

Maori weapons, tea cups, doilies and jugs are a few aspects of the second take on Claim to Clay - a joint exhibition by Auckland based painter Joanna Fieldes and Marlborough ceramic artist Fran Maguire that was originally presented at the Auckland Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre in 2010. This is a collaborative exhibition in which both artists use vessels to present work about New Zealand's colonial past: Fieldes uses vessels within her oil paintings as a metaphor for Maori and Pakeha and colonial settlement, Maguire as guardians and carriers of culture and ritual.