Post-moa: an exhibition of new works by Burns Pollock
Burns Pollock describes himself as a “lucky lifetime resident of the Awamoko (valley)”. The works in this exhibition feature the artist’s beloved and in his mind ‘undervalued’ Waitaki rock escarpment or ‘rock tumbles’, as well as other ‘treasures’ found across the landscape. For Pollock all of these things are distinctive and make up the special character of this place: from the felt presence of the extinct moa, through relics of human activity to todays Awamoko locals.
Image: Burns Pollock, Foothold, 2020, Watercolour on paper