Angela Stretch

Artist Bio

a s is a Sydney based artist, curator, writer and organiser from Christchurch, New Zealand. The artist uses language and poetry through different mediums and has been exhibited and published nationally, and internationally.

Artist Statement

O, let me kiss that hand

The title of the photo-media exhibition originates from a quote from Shakespeare’s play King Lear, which is known to have been written when he was in quarantine during the London Bubonic Plague of the 17th century.

“Let me kiss that hand!”
King Lear: “Let me wipe it first it smells of mortality”