"Leisure Valley is an exhibition of new work developed specially for St Paul St by Gavin Hipkins. The exhibition, a continuation of Hipkins' engagement with architecture through his photographic practice, features two new works: Leisure Valley (2014), a 46-part photo-installation of images from Chandigarh, and The Port (2014), an experimental short film. Leisure Valley takes its title from Chandigarh's Leisure Valley, a green belt conceived by architect Le Corbusier as the 'lungs' of the city. The 46 parts of Leisure Valley are based on the 46 sectors in Le Corbusier's original plan for Chandigarh. The Port combines images of the 18th century architectural astronomy instruments called Jantar Mantars in New Delhi and Jaipur, abstracted and naturalistic New Zealand landscape, and suburban architecture from Auckland's new master-planned community Stonefields. The imagery is layered with an asynchronous audio montage read from passages of H.G. Wells' science fiction novella The Time Machine (1895). Hipkins' representation of these sites in Leisure Valley offers a nexus of seductive photographic and filmic mediums and the desires and dismays of utopian and dystopian retrograde futures."--Gallery website.