MA Out There
MA Object 48
Matt Akehurst observes that his arts practice, looks at the contextual frame work of the art world. Since graduating from the University of Canterbury (2010), his projects have included the Rejected Art Award, (responding to the Wallace Art Award) and in 2012, You Are Here, a public sculpture now in the Christchurch Art Gallerys collection that highlighted the absence of art in Christchurch in AA road signs, pointing the frustrated visitor to international attractions like the Sistine Chapel. Akehursts current work creates fictional history of unseen artworks by artists like Henry Moore, using mundane materials that includes polystyrene and plaster.