Event Details


What if an artist was given free rein to infiltrate a building, extending beyond their studio space to fill it with their own sculptural work? From 8-10 December sculptor Isabella Loudon is opening up the building she has been working in for the last two years, and has now taken over. This is a rare chance to see a site-specific multi-roomed installation before the building is demolished in 2024.

Isabella will be in the space for the duration of the three days but will give an artist talk in conversation with a member of the Gallery’s curatorial team on Saturday and Sunday 11.15am and 2.15pm.

Loudon’s studio is located in Marton, approximately 30 minutes from Whanganui. Learn more here.

Isabella Loudon is a 2016 Fine Arts graduate of Massey University, Wellington and since that time she has been making a name for herself as one of Aotearoa’s most interesting sculptors. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including ‘Labyrinth’ at the Dowse Art Museum in 2018, a sculptural drawing made from concrete-covered twine; the group exhibition - The Tomorrow People in 2017 at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi and a large installation Platforms in the group exhibition Unravelled in 2019 at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi. Her primary medium at that time was concrete but over the last two years she has branched out into plaster, copper and discarded rubber inner tubes from cars, trucks, tractors and bikes. For Loudon, the space a work occupies is often integral to how it is read, she makes the comparison to how her drawings occupy the space of a page – ‘chaotic with one thing talking to another’. She likes to keep things tidy and organised in the studio but the instinctive way she works leads to a certain kind of chaos.

Shuttle tickets available here. The shuttle will depart for Marton from 38 Taupō Quay 10.30am and 2.00pm, returning to Whanganui from 214 Broadway 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Event Dates

  • 8 December, 11am-4pm
  • 9 December, 11am-4pm
  • 10 December, 11am-4pm

Shuttle service from Whanganui to Marton on the Saturday and Sunday for $10 return


    • Free, shuttle service $10


    • Fri 08 Dec — Sun 10 Dec


    • 11:00 am — 4:00 pm


    • 214 Broadway
    • Marton
    • Whanganui, 4710