• Larisse Hall

Fusing the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and form, Larisse Hall uses light, our oldest 'time tool' as both medium and time reference.

We wake and sleep to the rhythm of light and time. It is the basis of existence. Directing routine and our daily rituals. Time is a constant yet not an infinite resource. Exploring the value of time within everyday context, Hall uses an act of spontaneity to acknowledge action and decision. Capturing a moment in time, in the present, she extends it into the future, to become past. For Hall, this highlights the fragility of our presence, while archiving existence.

Acknowledging time is not an infinite resource, instead, a precious commodity to be cherished.

Manaaki whenua. Manaaki tāngata. Haere whakamua.

(Care for the land, care for the people, so we may go forward.)

About Larisse Hall

Based in Nelson, New Zealand, Larisse Hall was recently awarded a Special Prize Winner of the Arte Laguna Prize (Italy) 16 21/22, winning an Artist Residency with Final Exhibition at Espronceda in Barcelona, Spain. In 2018, Hall had work selected to exhibit digitally internationally, as a finalist in Art Takes SOHO 2018 (See.Me) and Art Takes Miami 2018 (Scope See.Me). In 2015, her light sculpture 'Flirt' was long listed in the Aesthetica Art Prize, England (2015). She has been a full time practicing artist since 2008.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm


  • Old Library Building
  • The Arts Centre
  • 2 Worcester Boulevard
  • Christchurch