Join us for a discussion between artists Dayle Palfreyman and Tobias Allen about their work and collaboration in To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life.
Tobias Allen lives and practices in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, having completed their Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Massey University in 2021. Working in performance, video and sound, their work examines the broad and difficult relationships between grief, death and queerness, with a focus on the deep-seated emotional states to be encountered therein. Recent works include: My Skin in Open // RED RAW (2023); Mourn You in the Seen, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi (2022); The Car Video (Tenofovir Blue) (2022); and The Corpse, the Voice, the Faggot and We, Performance Art Week, Wellington (2021).
Dayle Palfreyman is an artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Palfreyman’s practice focuses on sculpture and installation, whereby materiality is approached through a conceptual and embodied perspective. Working primarily with metal and beeswax, Palfreyman creates autonomous spaces that explore the historical and thematic relationships between power and violence, desire and repulsion, and manipulation and temptation. Through their process of making, Palfreyman interrogates their and the viewer’s relationship with perception. Recent exhibitions include Mimicry, curated by Nina Dyer, Depot Artspace, Auckland (2023); Tilia, curated by Aaron Lister, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi (2022); On Blushing, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington (2022); and to dissipate, play_station, Wellington (2020). Palfreyman received their Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Massey University in 2020.
This event concludes the exhibition To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life.