This has, of course, got me thinking about exhibitions - New Zealand exhibitions - I have missed that I'd want to see again. A quick list includes:
- Alter/Image, Tina Barton and Deborah Lawler-Dormer's 1993 show on contemporary feminism and art
- The infamous Headlands and Cultural Safety shows, landmarks of the 1990s
- Several of Colin McCahon's exhibitions at Barry Lett Galleries
- Auckland Art Gallery's 1961 Painting from the Pacific, an experiment in bringing together work from the coasts of US, NZ, Aus and Japan to see if a geographically-determined link could be discerned (it couldn't)
- Leon Narbey's opening exhibition for the Govett-Brewster
- Selwyn Muru's 1979 Parihaka show at The Dowse, when the gallery was transformed temporarily into a wharenui
Which all goes to show that really, what I want primarily to experience is the time that I missed, rather than the art.