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Matthew Galloway - The Power that Flows Through Us

Location: Multiple sites across Clyde and Cromwell
Region: Central Otago
Dates: Fri, 25 November 2022 - Sun, 8 January 2023 @ Daily

  • Matthew Galloway - The Power that Flows Through Us

The Power that Flows Through Us is a new, multi-site public installation by Matthew Galloway, employing drone footage, sculpture, archival political cartoons and a newspaper publication to examine the socio-political context of Robert Muldoon’s Think Big initiative, with a specific focus on the legacy and impact of the Clyde Dam. With contributions from poet Brian Turner, writer Tina Ngata, and interviews with Edward Ellison, Kevin Jackson, Neil Gillespie and Duncan Faulkner, The Power that Flows Through Us updates and continues discussions around the legacy of Think Big. Belonging to an ongoing inquiry by the artist into the narratives around renewable energy, this project considers at once the generation of electrical power—through the extraction and transformation of natural resources—and the creation, distribution and exercise of political power.
This project has been made possible with funding from Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and Creative New Zealand.

Matthew Galloway is an artist, designer and researcher based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. His research-based practice asks questions of our built environment; examining events, systems and ideas that shape our collective sense of place and identity. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at a number of major institutions both throughout Aotearoa, and internationally.


Multiple sites across Clyde and Cromwell