St Paul st Gallery AUT

Past Exhibitions

g. bridle, the Retreat 2008 – 2014

Curated by Charlotte Huddleston

14 February 2014 - 21 March 2014


the Retreat: roomsheet and publication


g. bridle the Retreat (2014).

For over six years g.bridle has developed a collection called the Retreat. "The collection is based on various influences that cultivate a continuing 'collection' of works encompassing photography, sculpture and time-based/video art in order to critique collection practices and modes of authorship. The collection's taxonomy is developed within ideas of place, travel, the fable and mythology."

Between 2008 and 2013 bridle exhibited parts of the Retreat at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton; The Physics Room, Christchurch; and most recently at the Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington. bridle says: "For each exhibition I have used different display configurations, and each project has also enabled me to develop attentiveness toward the continued production of new works for the Retreat."

His recent exhibition at City Gallery Wellington was described as rather than presenting the Retreat as "a complete narrative...objects are deployed as cues, elements in a diagram, or clues in a larger scenario where the conditions of viewing become as important as the objects themselves."


g.bridle, the Retreat 2008 – 2014

g. bridle the Retreat (2014).

g.bridle, the Retreat 2008 – 2014.

g. bridle the Retreat (2014).

g.bridle, the Retreat 2008 – 2014.

g. bridle the Retreat (2014).