Originally installed in Christchurch in 2000 by the Oblique Trust, The
Kiosk comes under the wing of The Physics Room in 2003. With 24 hour,
7 day a week access, The Kiosk is the hardest working gallery around,
providing a venue for contemporary art in the public realm.
Local artist and recent honours graduate of the Christchurch Design
and Art College, Victoria Bell has graced The Kiosk with Cat_, a stuffed
floral patchwork replica of her own domestic feline. Using patches of
material sourced from fabric stores and op shops, Bell creates works
that give new life to the crafty samples. Transforming the soft materials
into objects that appear like the artist’s drawings in three dimensions,
tactile, but still with a focus on the surface and pattern of the textiles.