Michael Lett invites you to join them this Saturday for a conversation between Oliver Perkins and Sarah Hopkinson on the occasion of Perkins' current exhibition, Casting a crisis, painting a cat, looking out a window.

With Aotearoa still under COVID-19 restrictions, this conversation will be streamed from the gallery over Instagram Live @michaellettgallery with Perkins joining from Lyttleton, Christchurch.


Born in 1979, Perkins studied at Christchurch School of Art & Design (CPIT) from 1999-2002. In 2005, he was awarded the Tanz Scholarship, which saw him complete his MA at Chelsea College of Arts. His work is held in various collections worldwide including Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, University of the Arts Collection (London), Saatchi Gallery (London) and Zabludowicz Collection (London).

Sarah Hopkinson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Art (Art History) from the University of Auckland (2005). In 2007 she founded the gallery Gambia Castle, a prominent artist-run gallery in Auckalnd, and worked as lecturer and tutor in contemporary art and theory at both University of Auckland and AUT’s School of Art and Design. From 2008-2010 Sarah worked as gallery manager at Michael Lett and in November 2010 she founded Hopkinson Cundy (later Hopkinson Mossman), which she co-directed until its close in 2019. Sarah’s writing has been published in exhibition catalogues, contemporary art magazines and journals, as well as regularly in artist-led publishing projects.


  • Free


  • Sat 12 Sep


  • 1:30 pm

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