Turner Prize-winning artist, writer and broadcaster Grayson
Perry CBE is a British institution. His tapestry Map of Truths and Beliefs
(2011) catalogues current pilgrimage destinations, religious and secular,
including Mecca, Stonehenge, Auschwitz, Davos and Wembley. Woven on a
computerised loom, it recalls the fanciful, allegorical maps of medieval times.
Like Perry, Dunedin artist Kushana Bush's intricate and
colourful tragi-comic paintings comment on modern life but are loaded with
references to arts of other times and places — to Indo-Persian miniatures,
Japanese prints and medieval maps and illuminated manuscripts.