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This is a stand out mixed media work that opens the conversation about what a painting is and can be. On the one hand this haunting work speaks to reclaimed materials perhaps from a residence, scarred and stained with the surfaces of the past –wall paper or linoleum can evoke memories, speak to time and culture, as all patterns can. It can initiate nostalgia and connection to site.   In another way the beautifully executed ghostly figures that appear underneath these past surfaces, suggest a personal connection to the pattern, a continued occupation of the space, a whakapapa of site perhaps, beautiful quiet and haunting.

Maree Mills , Judge

TSB Community Trust Painting Award Winner

Artist: Rachael Garland – Whaea/Papa