Penny Howard: Four Steps to Standing on a Horse

'For me it has been the mythology, religions, and bird lore. The birds have become significant as has the ocean'.

  • Opening Date: Tuesday, 9 December 2014
  • Closing Date: Thursday, 25 December 2014
  • Opening Time: Tues to Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm

Get on your horse, kneel on its hind

Be sure not to dig your knees in!

Be sure mother has a hold of the reins


Do not make sudden movements, to help keep your balance

Be sure to spread your arms

Be sure to push your tongue to the roof of your mouth


Do not look down, you may get dizzy

Be sure, your left arm at your side

Be sure, with your right, salute the sky


Excerpt from poem by Doug Poole


Penny Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995, she has work in the permanent collections of the Wallace Arts Trust, Waitakere City Council, ASB Community Trust, Auckland Events Centre and Auckland University- installed in the Business School, Dept Critical Studies in Education, at the Auckland Family Court and in other private collections in China, U.K and Australia.

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