Skip to main content
Menu Close
A
platform
for
contemporary
art

04 May 2013 —
14 July 2013

Timothy Chapman:
Pipes before teacups

IMG_0257
_MG_5984-Edit
_MG_6021-Edit

/

Te Tuhi's latest Drawing Wall project, by Auckland-based artist Timothy Chapman, investigates the history of Crown Lynn Potteries Ltd (1854 - 1989), known for producing utilitarian ceramic tableware and water pipes. To experiment with this social history, Chapman worked closely with local primary school students to create ceramic pipes adorned with Crown Lynn inspired graphic designs. As an installation, the individually decorated units have been joined to create a cyclic pipe system to reference notions of collectivity and societal structure.