Anna Miles Gallery

TICK ON A BRICK

Peter Hawkesby (Online Exhibition)

04/07/22 — 18/08/22

An online exhibition of works recently returned from the touring exhibition, Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby. All works are now available and can be viewed at the Gallery. Please contact Anna [email protected]

Tender Brick was developed by Objectspace and curated by Richard Fahey. The exhibition opened at Objectspace in November 2020 before travelling to Sarjeant Art Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui and finally, CoCA Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

Peter Hawkesby’s ceramic career dates to the 1970s. After working on Waiheke Island he travelled to the West Coast of the US and a period of intense productivity followed. In 1980 Hawkesby’s work was included in the prescient Denis Cohn Gallery exhibition Five by Five alongside that of Bronwynne Cornish, Denis O’Connor, John Parker and Warren Tippett. In 1984 Hawkesby left Aotearoa to live in Tokyo. Returning to Tāmaki Makaurau in the early 1990s, he spent two decades as proprietor of Alleluja Café in Karangahape Rd’s St Kevin’s Arcade.

Hawkesby returned to full-time ceramic making in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Scratch a Cenotaph (Anna Miles Gallery, 2018), MNVWZ ANTICKS (Anna Miles, 2019), Professor Tick & Company, with Madeleine Child, Cheryl Lucas and Richard Stratton (McLeavey Gallery, 2020) and Dirty Ceramics (Dowse Art Museum, 2019-20). Hawkesby now lives and works in Ōtepoti Dunedin. His work is represented in public and private collections including those of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, The Chartwell Collection at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Dowse Art Museum, MTG Hawkes Bay Tau Ahuriri and Te Papa Tongarewa.

All Photos: Samuel Hartnett (with exception of those taken at CoCA Toi Moroki)

Video of Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch
Bob Harvey reviews Tender Brick, Metro Magazine, Feb 17 , 2021

Tender Brick: Te Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch, 26 February – 7 May 2022
Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki

Garden Gate, 2020

White Ticks and Two Pale Pillars, 2020

Tick Army, 2020

Cream Ticks with Pillars and Pink Friend, 2020

Black and White Ticks with Grey Fan, 2020

Fan and Shields, 2019

White Demolition Tick, 2018 and Demolition Tick, 2018

Tick on an Ice Rock, 2018 (left), and Tick on Two Zs, 2018 (right)

Tick in a Clutch Bag, 2018

Terracotta Tick, 2018

Black Doris, 2018

Impaled Tick with Blushing Cheek, 2018

Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, original installation at Objectspace, 21 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Video of Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch

Bright St Garden, 2020

Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, original installation at Objectspace, 21 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Video of Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch

Languid Loops with Yellow Tick, 2020

Untitled with Pink Tick, 2020

Nasturtium Dance, 2020

Languid Loops on Tiles, 2020

Tie My Legs, 2019

Tender Brick: Te Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch, 26 February – 7 May 2022
Video of Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch

Ms Momoyama, 2022

Modern Ming with Slippers Teapot II, 2022

Modern Ming with Slippers Teapot III, 2022

Modern Ming with Slippers Vase III, 2022

Tender Brick: Te Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch, 26 February – 7 May 2022
Video of Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch

Modern Ming with Slippers Vase I, 2022

Blunted Devil Cup V, 2018

K-Rd Queens, 2021
(Currently showing at Objectspace in the exhibition twisting, turning, winding: takatāpui + queer objects, Until 21 August 2022)
twisting, turning, winding at Objectspace

Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby, original installation at Objectspace, 21 November 2020 – 21 February 2021
Tender Brick at Objectspace
Video of Tender Brick at CoCA Toi Moroki, Christchurch