Malcolm Ross, Fiona Clark, Grant Lingard: Looking at Men


exhibition Details

This display of art, archives, and publications represents three perspectives towards men by out gay artists born in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Malcolm Ross was a friend of art historian Dr Eric McCormick, who encouraged him to respond to historical sculpture and painting as a male homosexual artist.

For five decades, Fiona Clark has created photographs that are frequently collaborative and promote Aotearoa’s LGBTTQIA+ diversity as well as social justice.

Grant Lingard’s solo and group exhibition projects made over a decade join male sexuality, biography, homosocial yearning, and the AIDS pandemic.

Looking at Men is one of a number of projects and incentives that contributed to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki achieving a Rainbow Tick certification, and to the ongoing endeavour of becoming a more inclusive workplace.

Image credit: Fiona Clark, Self-portrait, Tikorangi, Waitara 1988; 2021 {reprint}. Image courtesy of Fiona Clark.

Curated by
Ron Brownson, Caroline McBride, Tamsyn Bayliss
Research Library Display Case Mezzanine Level

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