Shed 48, in the remote New Zealand bush is an appropriate architectural foil against stunning New Zealand forested landscape. This shed, home to cockroaches and spiders is a dream-like archetype for a possible magic realist undertaking. Like cockroaches (who famously survive radioactive fallout and temperature extremes), it is a likely survivor of a dystopian future.
Brit Bunkley’s current art practice includes public art, sculpture, installation, and the creation of “impossible” moving and still images and architecture designed using computer 3D modelling, video and image editing programs, with content emphasising majestic landscapes, human revelry and an oblique sense of apocalyptic anxiety tempered with whimsy and irony. Brit is represented in numerous international collections and has completed a dozen permanent and temporary public art projects. In addition, he has received several grants and fellowships including a Wallace Trust grant in NZ; a New York State Fellowship (CAPS) grant, a New York State Council on the Arts project grant, a USA National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship.