Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi presents a new solo exhibition by Luke Willis
Thompson. Using the entire gallery as his stage, Thompson is producing new work
that continues his investigation into cinema and performance as mechanisms of
violence and counterviolence.
Thompson was born and educated in Auckland. After
completing his studies in Frankfurt, Germany, he has been based in London,
where he was the Create Artist in Residence at Chisenhale Gallery in 2016–17. Winner of the 2014 Walters Prize, Thompson is
receiving recognition internationally with inclusion in major exhibitions in
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Image: The village has constructed five sea walls but all of them have failed. The beach is now gone and the local cemetery is fully submerged at high tide (detail), 2017, Luke Willis Thompson. Courtesy of the artist