Gavin Hipkins’ practice includes both still photography and filmmaking, using a broad range of styles and techniques to investigate an equally broad range of concepts and discourses. His work has investigated the specificities of nationhood and belonging in a postcolonial environment (in the 1997-2000 series The Homely), urban landscape and the production of space (in 2004’s The Sanctuary) and the cultural legacy of religious education (in Bible Studies, 2008). In 2014, Hipkins premiered his first feature-length film, Erehwon (adapted from the Samuel Butler novel) at the New Zealand International Film Festival and the Edinburgh Art Festival. Hipkins attended Elam School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1992, and later received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia in 2002. He is currently an associate professor at the Elam School of Fine Arts, at the University of Auckland.