14 JUN

Chloé Quenum workshop series - TATTOO

14 Jun 2018 5:00 PM
Te Whare Hēra Gallery
Prow end of Clyde Quay Wharf, Te Whanganui a Tara / Wellington harbour

Open-studio evening with French artist Chloé Quenum
Thursday 14 June
5-7 pm

Te Whare Hēra Gallery
Prow end of Clyde Quay Wharf, Te Whanganui a Tara / Wellington harbour

What sort of tattoo do you have? 

Ink and pigments placed within skin can represent a rite of passage, social status or the special devotion of their carrier. Memorial, humorous or purely decorative, these imprints always have a story worth sharing.

Since the start of her residency in February, Te Whare Hēra artist Chloé Quenum has been documenting people’s tattoos and the narratives that go along with them. 

Chloé Quenum is hosting the TATTOO workshop as an open-studio evening between 5 and 7 pm: pop into the Te Whare Hēra Gallery on your way to other events and share the story of your tattoo over a drink and nibbles. With your permission, Chloé will record your tattoo and the narrative surrounding it making it part of her collection of tattoo stories, and potentially part of Chloé Quenum artwork or exhibition in the future.

TATTOO is the third and final workshop held by Chloé Quenum as part of her residency at Te Whare Hēra. For information about the previous workshops WHAT’S YOUR NAME and FABLES, please visit the Te Whare Hēra website.

Chloé Quenum is a French artist based in Paris. Chloé has a background in textiles, and her work has often engaged with colouring and processes of staining and bleaching. Recent examples include Circuit III Modifié, 2015, shown at Palais de Tokyo, where she stains Persian and Afghan rugs, revealing what she refers to as “new chromatic ranges”. 

Cultural crossings are at the heart of Chloé’s research which utilises testimonials and collections of objects and iconographic elements. “My practice is not formally systematic and can include several media, techniques and materials - but it is always about telling stories.”

Chloé Quenum will present a solo exhibition at The Engine Room Gallery in July. Visit the Te Whare Hēra website for more information and sign up to our mailing list.

For more information on Chloé Quenum's artistic practice please visit Galerie Joseph Tang