Random Order presents works by four Wellington artists in four very different mediums. Works include embroidered nudes, urban illustration, earthy ceramics and post-Soviet/Yugoslavian black and white photography.
Embroidered nudes: Sarah Stephen
The human form is powerful in its diversity. Using needle and thread I celebrate the skin we live in - in all its shapes, ages and genders. In this show I highlight the male and androgynous forms, both of which are underrepresented on gallery walls around the globe.
Urban illustration: Tom Lawler
When not working behind several screens in a box, Tom Lawler will occasionally draw a thing. Often more interested by perspectives that sit above street level rather than in it, Tom's illustrations draw from a childhood love of comic strip backdrops and a fascination with lines and contrast.
Earthy ceramics: Nicola Shuttleworth
As a Wellington based potter working from my studio in Island Bay my practice is about making functional ware to hold and to use. I produce stacks, groups and sets using similar forms with warm, natural coloured glazes. I work with New Zealand stoneware clay and mix my own glazes. I value handmade objects and believe they should be part of our everyday life.
Post-Soviet/Yugoslavian black and white photography: Will Whiten
Will likes to capture images of people and places that suggest a multitude of stories to the viewer. In this series, Will presents photos from countries that were once part of the USSR or Yugoslavia.