Lonnie Hutchinson

Lonnie Hutchinson

This Show Is What I Do

09 December–27 January 200609 Dec–27 Jan 2006

Maori/Samoan artist Lonnie Hutchinson transforms the gallery into a chapel with a shrine to Elvis (the Elvesi claimed as Polynesia’s own) and a series of signature black cut-out paper veils representing the Stations of the Cross. However it is the inky eroticism of her nude studies—evoking the bloodstained histories of sexual slavery in the Pacific—that steal the show.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where the IMA now stands, and pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging.