Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Curator: Ken Hall

A salute to the bearded, balding and bewigged. Highlighting heads and hairstyles from a span of over two-thousand years, Christchurch Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition is a playful take on everything from sideburns to split ends. Featuring more than 60 works, Bad Hair Day examines the changing expressions of hair through an eccentric compilation traversing time and trend. Gallery Director Jenny Harper says subversive humour plays an important part in many of the works, Bad Hair Day weaves an unpredictable path through a variety of works and media, from historical painting to contemporary photography and video.

Leo Bensemann, Otto Dix, William Hogarth, Anthony McKee, John Theodore Heins, Yvonne Todd
Steve Carr, George Moutard Woodward & Thomas Rowlandson, Ede & Ravenscroft London, Gavin Hurley, Claudius Brassington, Gavin Hipkins, Laurent Joseph Olivier, Marie Seymour Lucas,  Pierre Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt van Rijn, Robert Walker, Heather Straka, James Lawson Balfour, Gregor Kregar, Kennaway Henderson, Anne Noble, Peter Stichbury, Eric Gill, Elsie White, Jacques Callot, Toyohara Chikanobu, David Cook, Jason Greig, Siliga David Setoga, Rita Angus, Lucas van Leyden, Joan Dukes, Heather Busch, Liyen Chong, Patrick Pound, William Blake, Roger Boyce, Ronnie van Hout. 

4 June 2016 – 28 May 2017

Peter Stichbury