Past Exhibitions

The Royal Queenstown Easter Show

9 Mar - 1 May 2013

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Exhibition Works

Best Bet
Joanna Braithwaite Best Bet
Fresh 2
Galia Amsel Fresh 2
Dead Red
Neal Palmer Dead Red
Doubtful Doubtfully
Nigel Brown Doubtful Doubtfully
Puka Vase
Ann Robinson Puka Vase
Shops and Mt Eden, Auckland
Justin Boroughs Shops and Mt Eden, Auckland
Busy Lady
Paul Dibble Busy Lady
Kete #7
Darryn George Kete #7
Field Study 191
Mike Petre Field Study 191
Wings
Neil Dawson Wings
Black Sand Peak (Study)
Neil Frazer Black Sand Peak (Study)
Harakeke Paddle (Green)
Luke Jacomb Harakeke Paddle (Green)
Floe 8
Galia Amsel Floe 8
Traffic Light
Paul Martinson Traffic Light
Parallel Worlds
Paul Dibble Parallel Worlds
Lady on a Horse
Dick Frizzell Lady on a Horse
Malaghans Rd
Michael Hight Malaghans Rd
Boat on the Fish of Maui
Paul Dibble Boat on the Fish of Maui
Southern Slopes - Lindis
Bruce Hunt Southern Slopes - Lindis
Grow 4
Galia Amsel Grow 4
Harakeke Paddle (Tan)
Luke Jacomb Harakeke Paddle (Tan)
Grey Fable
Mervyn Williams Grey Fable
Purple Mopheads
Philip Kilmore Purple Mopheads
Rise of the Sovereign Chief
Jenna Packer Rise of the Sovereign Chief
Polyneitus Spring Part IV
Andy Leleisi'uao Polyneitus Spring Part IV
Blew
Galia Amsel Blew
Kaniwha #14
Darryn George Kaniwha #14
Button Down
Reuben Paterson Button Down
Through the Gap (Study 1)
Paul Dibble Through the Gap (Study 1)
Lemoncello
Linda Holloway Lemoncello

Exhibition Text

Now in its fourth year, The Royal Queenstown Easter Show is a remarkable showcase, presenting the international significance and astonishing breadth of contemporary New Zealand art.

It includes new wall sculpture by Neil Dawson (Wings), reticello glass from Luke Jacomb (Harakeke Paddles), the colonial ‘history’ inspired inventions of Jenna Packer, the surreal twists of Paul Martinson.

Linda Holloway is included for the first time with a work that is as much a layered landscape as an abstracted dialogue and a visual game in which geometric pattern stands alongside (amongst) organic suggestions and narrative segments. Reuben Paterson’s critically acclaimed, dexterous use of glitter is to be seen in the celebratory joy of Button Down. Dick Frizzell’s Girl on a Horse captures the singular connection between rider and horse, placing this in front of a brush-stroke laden colour field. Alongside this, Michael Hight’s Malaghans Road demonstrates his characteristic accuracy of location and his acute sensitivities for the regional particularities of Central Otago light.

Galia Amsel is represented with four major cast glass works, Paul Dibble with three edition works including the important Busy Lady. Ann Robinson’s painterly Puka Vase is rare and utterly beautiful. Darryn George’s importance as an abstract artist has been widely acknowledged - Kete 7 is a visual story of compartments, contents, drawers.

Mervyn Williams’ Grey Fable demonstrates a mastery of illusion, light and dark which is without comparison and places his work at the forefront of the resurgent op-art movement. A major book is to be published on his work later this year.