Gill Hay attended Canterbury University School of Fine Arts in the early 1980s and has been exhibiting widely in New Zealand and overseas for the past 25 years. Hay lives in Lyttelton, where she has a studio in her home, overlooking the inner harbour.
This series of works from Gill, Men, question the power of men - very topical in the past year with changes in political leadership and the ‘#metoo’ and other associated movements. Men are dressed in traditional suits, then they deviate, playing with shape and form, eccentricity, personality and individualism and also drawing at times on more feminine influences of colour and pattern. It is an unresolved exploration of menswear and its implications in contemporary society.