Year of Residency: 2012
Ruth Buchanan arrived at the residency in summer, direct from her current home in Berlin. The residency provided an opportunity for Buchanan to develop a new body of work of drawings, watercolours and photography.
During her residency Buchanan further developed her interest in how interior spaces influence ideas and art making. She specifically explored three interior environments - the studio space of the residency, the McCahon House Museum next door - the former home of Colin McCahon, and the E. H. McCormick Research Library at Auckland Art Gallery.
As a result of the close working relationship generated during this research Buchanan was invited to install an artists project in the vitrine located at entrance to the E H McCormack Library at the AGG. The vitrine display was timed to coincide with the open studio and also serendipitously with the 125 year anniversary of the gallery. The display is was on show from 15th February to 15th March.
With warm thanks to the E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
You can read about the display on Auckland Art Gallery website
Since the Residency
Ruth Buchanan exhibited in Built with love: a group exhibition at Mother's Tankstation, Dublin.
The exhibition included work by Ai Weiwei, Declan Clarke, Kevin Cosgrove and Daniel Tuomey.
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Updated January 2017
The artist's latest exhibition: Govett-Brewster Gallery, The actual and its document, 10 Sept - 4 Dec 2016