Gavin Hipkins’ photographs and films consider the ability of the camera to simultaneously capture the reality of the world and the deceptions and illusions of utopian fictions.Read More
In 2010 he started making fragmented narrative short films that call on nineteenth-century literary references and adapts these writings to contemporary settings. His projects engage film as a cinematic art that blurs definable genres between drama, documentary, art films, and experimental narrative structures.
Some selected exhibitions include 2012 Armory Film, The Armory Show, New York, USA. 2011 Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art Photography, Austrian Museum of Applied and Contemporary Art (MAK), Vienna, Austria. Recontres Internationales: Nouveau Cinema & Art Contemporain, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Flights of Fantasy, New Zealand International Film Festival 2010; Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Hipkins completed a BFA in photography at the University of Auckland (1992) and has work in the collections of many major art museums in Australia and New Zealand.