Salome Tanuvasa

In a Midnight Hour

18 September - 13 October 2018

Tim Melville is pleased to present Salome Tanuvasa’s first solo exhibition with the gallery: In a Midnight Hour. Her presentation includes a suite of vibrantly coloured works on paper together with a series of draped calico wall sculptures.

Dr Peter Shand writes:

” … Privacy, intimacy and introspection coalesce in the notion and experience of quietude. Quietude: a sort of hovering stillness; an in-between state of calm or repose; a moment of renewed or recalibrated alertness; a space of reflection; a period of concentration; an opportunity for particular activity. ‘A midnight hour’, you might say. A midnight hour in which a warm, full darkness allows for thoughts, feelings, actions, considerations or possibilities that might otherwise shrink away from our capacity to experience them. A midnight hour in which we discover some part of ourselves more fully while simultaneously recognising that the self of another time is only partial, never entire.

It is an hour that serves as both a partial metaphor of Salome Tanuvasa’s practice and an almost literal expression of when (and maybe how) she practises. She does work predominantly at night and often late at night. The spaces of that work are contained but exist within her home. Her materials reveal restraint and reflect the conditions in which she works; they are predominantly domestic in scale, they lack for extravagance or expense and they seem ready to hand. The physical and temporal concentration of her practice and art are in line with an assertive quietude: steady, determined, focussed …”

(Dr Peter Shand’s full text is available on Salome Tanuvasa’s ARTIST PAGE)

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
marker pen on paper
1215mm H x 825mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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2018
marker pen on paper
1215mm H x 825mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
marker pen on paper
1215mm H x 825mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
marker pen on paper
1215mm H x 825mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
marker pen on paper
1215mm H x 825mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
marker pen on paper
1215mm H x 825mm W (frame)
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets and fabric paint on calico
1300mm H (dimensions variable)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets and fabric paint on calico
1150mm H (dimensions variable)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets on calico
1250mm H (dimensions variable)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets and fabric paint on calico
1200mm H (dimensions variable)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets and fabric paint on calico
1440mm H (dimensions variable)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets and fabric paint on calico
1200mm H (dimensions variable)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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2018
pencil on acrylic on card
365mm H x 300mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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2018
pencil on acrylic on paper
365mm H x 300mm W (frame)
WALLACE ARTS TRUST COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
Untitled
2018
brass eyelets and fabric paint on calico
1350mm H x 2350mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Second Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Second Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
In a Midnight Hour
September 2018
Second Installation View