Death & desire
18 June to 7 Sept 2018 | 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday | Turnbull Gallery, Level one
Hair — neither dead nor alive
Hair is not quite dead, nor is it alive — perhaps that’s why we continue to be fascinated by it, as well as repulsed.
For many centuries and across cultures, hair has been charged with symbolic and sacred meaning. Victorian-era Europeans, including those who emigrated to New Zealand, gave it almost fetishistic value.