• Heidi Brickell

Please join Laree Payne Gallery in welcoming Heidi Brickell (Ngāti Apakura, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rangitāne and Ngāti Rongomaiwahine) to Kirikiriroa to present Alluvial Hours.

"...Interested in the fluidity of matauranga Maori..." (Brickell, 2021) Brickell's works speak of learning, re-learning, change and perhaps most importantly, evolution. Alluvial, referring to the erosion, re-shaping and depositing of loose material is a natural form of evolution ever-present within the environment.

Ambiguous and amorphous, Brickell engages with the idea of evolution via her constructed surface and again in wet rabbit skin glue atop the foundation with a derivative of it; thread. Worked and manipulated, symbols, motifs and abstracted forms swim to the surface, allowing an idea of how these fragmented parts could form a whole.

Brickell's addition of 'Hours' to 'Alluvial' can perhaps be read as a call to action. As always however, Brickell's call is gentle, alluring like the tide.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday, 11am - 3pm
  • or by appointment


  • 260 Victoria Street
  • Kirikiriroa, Hamilton, New Zealand