On the first Saturday of Daegan Wells’ new exhibition Bush coat, join the artist in conversation with Enjoy’s director Sophie Davis.
Including new sculpture, moving image and textile works, Bush coat takes the social politics of wool as its starting point, playfully interrogating the role of natural materials—and the craft forms and industry around them—in our shared and personal histories.
Stick around after the talk for shared lunch! We’ll be sharing fresh bread and soup, made by Zoe Thompson-Moore as part her ongoing project with Enjoy, The making of bred, etc.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Through his artistic practice, Daegan Wells uses storytelling as a way of illuminating key political, environmental, social and cultural events from recent history. Wells graduated from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury University in 2015. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Olivia Spencer Bower residency award. Recent projects include Start with a Vase (group), Hastings City Art Gallery, Heretaunga Hastings, 2019; Catch, Tinning Street Presents, Naarm Melbourne, 2019; Hut for a Sensuous Gold Miner (with Sophie Bannan), MEANWHILE, Pōneke Wellington, 2018; A Gathering Distrust, Ilam Campus Gallery, Ōtautahi, 2018; Private Lodgings, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Ōtepoti Dunedin, 2016.
Coffee for this event has been generously supplied by Rich Coffee Roasters.