John Lyall: Moa Moa Moa - Art Collector

John Lyall, Moa. Courtesy: the artist and Whitespace, Auckland

John Lyall's preoccupation with the moa started on the first day he arrived in New Zealand from his native Australia, in 1983. He has since constructed numerous moas out of old Meccano construction-set parts, and in an exhibition in ARKO Gallery (Seoul, South Korea) in 2010, he displayed photographs of a moa tattoo, a moa skeleton photographed in the demolition rubble of Auckland Museum's bird hall, a 1.6m high moa made from vintage Meccano parts and a fibreglass moa he had spotted, oddly, in a Seoul bakery during an earlier visit.

Exhibition opens: 5.30pm Tuesday 10 September 2013
Exhibition closes: 28 September 2013
Location: Whitespace, 12 Crummer Road, Ponsonby NZ
Contact: +64 9 361 6331

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