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Gone with Makura

01 June 2017 — 20 June 2017

'Gone with Makura' traces the steps of NZ criminal and prison escapee Joseph Pawelka. Pawelka earned notoriety for escaping the Terrace Gaol a total of 5 times, eventually escaping and never recaptured in 1911; his last official sighting being at the Botanical Garden. Joseph Pawelka's fate remains today a mystery, and is still listed as ‘wanted’. 


Artist/s

Will Bennett

Will Bennett is a painter currently living and working in Wellington. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in 2016 at Massey University. His practice currently revolves around notions of the New Zealand Gothic, vernacular photography, memory, the idea of 'everydayness' and domestic unease.