Making Arrangements
3 June – 1 July 2023


Steve Carr is a leading New Zealand artist whose multi-disciplinary practice is concerned with moments of material transformation and the conventions of time. Presenting a digital video and a series of sculptures, Making Arrangements continues Carr’s exploration of objects, filmic history, tension and a material’s ability to engage and immerse.

By reshaping the classical techniques of carving marble and casting in bronze and plaster, seemingly banal objects and everyday scenes are brought to life. A water-balloon bursts over a tower of household objects, an abandoned basketball sits deflated with water pooling in its crater, and a pillow lays with the imprint of an absent head. Each moment challenges the viewer’s perception of such objects and encourages time for sustained observation and reflection.

“My aim is to create works that defeat conventional laws of time and space that fix the viewers’ attention to the quiet, unseen forces that underpin daily experiences.” – Steve Carr

Installation Views


Steve Carr
A Sculptural Assemblage with Water 2022
Olympus i-Speeed 3 High-Speed Engineers Camera
2 mins, 4 secs

Steve Carr
Stacked Tyres with Glass Spheres 2022
cast plaster, glass
57.0 x 61.0 cm

Steve Carr
A Pillow with a River Rock 2022
carved marble and river rock
43.5 x 65.0 x 14.0 cm

Steve Carr
A Deflated Basketball with Water 2022
cast bronze and water
21.5 x 19.0 x 17.0 cm