Last week I began re-assembling three smaller icebergs that were first installed at the North Wall gallery, Oxford, UK in 2011.
Here are some links from the first time they were being made:
https://gabbyoconnor.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/how-to-make-a-berg-for-sarah-and-katharine/
https://gabbyoconnor.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/what-lies-beneath-the-return-the-north-wall-install-week/
This new reconstructed set of submerged icebergs will be installed at the Alexander Turnbull Library gallery that is located on the first floor at the National Library of New Zealand in Molesworth St, Wellington from the 7th July – right upstairs from Order Structure Pattern #2.
I am very fortunate to have the support of the staff at the National Library as I am now working from their gallery workroom for the next week and a bit. It is almost like an unofficial artist residency but it is out of necessity as the completed icebergs would not be able to be transported whole – especially in Winter and with the projected wind forecast.
Instead, I get to assemble and adjust the icebergs in a lovely neutral temperature controlled space and then will either transport them in the lift or we can carry them in a procession like way to the gallery upstairs next friday after hours.
Another historical work : avalanche will also be installed alongside a collection of books, posters and ephemera from the Library’s collection exploring Antarctica from a distance.
Anyhow, here are some images of my temporary studio space at the National Library…

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