Phil Dadson

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Phil is holding one rock in his cupped palm, in his other hand he is delicately holding a larage flat pebble. The pebble is held just above the rock. The look of concentration on Phil's face shows that he is in the middle of striking the two stones together as a musical sound
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Phil Dadson is an Aotearoa/NZ visual artist & musician with a transdisciplinary practice including moving image, building and performing with experimental musical instruments, music compositions, graphic scores and drawings. Foregrounding sound has been a feature since the early 70s, referencing body, land, nature, triadics and the human condition. Founder also of the legendary music/performance group, From Scratch (1974-ongoing).

Recent exhibitions include Drawn In (Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, 2022); Huarere Weather Ear & Eye, TeTuhi Gallery website 2022, Hi/Lo Highs, Bowen Gallery 2022; 546 Moons (Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, 2018); Groundswell: Avant–Garde Auckland 1971-79 (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2018).

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