Chris Heaphy’s painting practice explores the way we perceive time, place, and memory through multiple layers of meaning and experiences, reflecting on how these may be interpreted from various cultural perspectives.
Chris is an artist of Māori and European descent and often explores notions of cultural identity. His paintings exist as both a constructed object – made up of varied imagery and painted surfaces – but also as a contemplative and reflective space, where for the viewer, time and memory have an altered place to inhabit outside the everyday.
Gow Langsford Gallery has represented Chris since 2008 and he has also taught Art at Auckland Grammar School.
Chris will have works in one of the eight houses on the Tour.