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Hana Carpenter – Suspended Movement

November 13 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 3:30 pm


Hana Carpenter – Suspended Movement

13th Nov- 08th Dec 2021
Central Gallery

If Tāmaki Makaurau is still at alert level 3, step 1 as of the 13th of November, this exhibition will be uploaded to our online gallery for virtual viewing.


Hana Carpenter’s work stems from a fascination with the parallels between painting and the imagery, investigative technology and language of the human and natural sciences.


Sonography is used across disciplines such as archeology, oceanography and anatomy to ‘see’ beneath a surface. It transmits sound waves into the area being examined until they hit a boundary between tissues and bounce back, translating kinetic energy into an image. 


Carpenter utilises the fluidity of paint, linseed oil and water to intuitively build and erase organic form. The energy expended by the body in mark making is captured; suspended movement, a dance term that refers to the momentary stillness after force is dispersed, speaks of the artist’s process and resulting imagery. 


Hana Carpenter is a New Zealander of Scottish, Irish and Danish descent, ngāi te Tiriti te iwi. 

She lives in Te Awakairangi/Lower Hutt with her partner Samuel and their 4 children. Carpenter has been a finalist in the Wellington Regional Art Awards, the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards, the NZ Painting and Printmaking Awards and the Wallace Awards. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam, Auckland University, and exhibits in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and Pōneke/Wellington.


website: hanacarpenter.com

instagram: @hanacarpenter.hc



November 13 @ 10:00 am
December 8 @ 3:30 pm