Meet the Residents: Steven Junil Park and Julia Bradshaw
This summer, local artists and artisans will undertake short-term stays at Isolation Hotel.
Korean brass offering set or Jae-gi (제기). Canterbury Museum E144.161–E144.171
Each artist will respond to a specially selected taonga (treasure) from the Museum collection, reflecting on historical techniques or the influence of a particular period on their work. Our contemporary creatives will also deliver an artist talk and Q&A. Come by to see their pop-up studio and learn about their process and practice.
In this free public talk, local artist Steven Junil Park will join Julia Bradshaw, Senior Curator Human History at the Museum, for a lunchtime talk about an object he has chosen from the Museum's collection: a brass offering set or Jae-gi (제기) that was used in Korea to make offerings to deceased ancestors in a ceremony known as Jesa (제사).
They will discuss the Jae-gi, its provenance and how Steven's Korean heritage has influenced his work.
This talk is free to attend but spaces are limited, so please register using the button below if you'd like to come along.
About the speakers
Steven Junil Park is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Ōtautahi. He works under the name '6x4', producing everything under the label himself: clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, and homeware. His one-off pieces focus on traditional craft techniques and meticulous handwork, often featuring recycled or repurposed materials. As a Korean-born New Zealander he explores ideas of identity and his Korean heritage through his work.
Julia Bradshaw is Senior Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum. She loves researching the provenance of Museum objects.