Candy Twitcher

Kay Walsh, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2010.
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Object Detail

2010 x 2055mm
Recycled recycled tongue-and-groove timber
"Candy Twitcher, made in collaboration with Wanganui architect John Verstappen and constructed from recycled tongue-and-groove timber, takes the form of a [mai mai] bird-watching hut complete with viewing flaps" When orginally exhibited " Walsh invite[d] the viewer to enter and view the work ‘Peekaboo’ on the opposite side of the gallery space, thereby setting up a faux bird-watching experience. The title refers to the phrase ‘curtain twitcher’ and to the candy pastel colours of the reclaimed timber. With many of the artist’s associations with Wanganui being connected to childhood, this work is like a manifestation of a childhood hut – a place of her own. Walsh was pleasantly surprised at the satisfaction making a shelter gave her. Suburban twitching of net curtains could be seen as the essence of the major work of the residency ‘This Kind of silence’ – a double screen video piece. In this work, Walsh explores the idea of looking at what lies beyond the comfort of ‘home’, out there in the dark." Greg Donson exhibition introduction from "When time slides by slowly" 27 March – 23 May, 2010
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui. Tylee Residency exchange, 2010.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
May 2010



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