Patrick Pound - Collection artist
New Zealand born, Melbourne-based, artist and lecturer Dr Patrick Pound has exhibited widely in Australia and New Zealand since the early 1980s. He has held more than 50 solo exhibitions and been in more than 80 curated exhibitions across the world. His work is increasingly comprised of collections of objects, arranged to invite viewers to see them anew and forge new associations. In 2013, Pound created The Gallery of Air at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), an exhibition he packed with air-related artefacts; in 2017 at the same venue he staged The Great Exhibition, containing over 4,000 items. From this Saturday, City Gallery in Wellington will host On Reflection, in which Pound shuffles his private items with Te Papa's national collections and asks, 'is there method in this madness?'