Bone Yard Dinner 2020
On Saturday 7 November, we had an intimate dinner with 100 guests to help once again make something very special happen. Special thanks to our event partner Lyttelton Port Company for their generous support. This time the work that we plan to add to the collection was painted right here in Ōtautahi by one of our finest artists, Bill Hammond.
Bill’s haunting and beautiful Bone Yard Open Home, Cave Painting 4 was painted in 2008. However, in many ways this painting talks very much to the now, to the precarious nature of today’s world and the vulnerability of all species, including humanity. What 2020 might have finally taught us, is just how fragile this world really is.
We have nothing in our collection on the scale of Bone Yard Open Home. It’s huge, at four metres long – a lush, beautifully dark and mysterious view into an alternative world, a very different history (or possibility future) of Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s a very special work and well beyond the new reality of our COVID-cut acquisitions budget.