Past Exhibitions

Fine Lines

17 Jun - 12 Jul 2017

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Exhibition Works

Oakura
Michael Hight Oakura (2017)
Head with Pelvimeter
Yuki Kihara Head with Pelvimeter (2015)
Māori Chief (In Pursuit of Venus)
Lisa Reihana Māori Chief (In Pursuit of Venus) (2016)
Wi Ni Bakoa
Chris Charteris Wi Ni Bakoa (2016)
Chapel of the Snows, McMurdo Station, Ross Island
Anne Noble Chapel of the Snows, McMurdo Station, Ross Island (2008)
The Dictionary of Quotations
Peter Trevelyan The Dictionary of Quotations (2016)
Black Halos 9
Neil Dawson Black Halos 9 (2015)
View from the Top
Darryn George View from the Top (2016)
Huia Construction
Paul Dibble Huia Construction (2015)
Murmuration 20
Neil Dawson Murmuration 20 (2017)
Small Twisted Flax Pods (Semillon)
Ann Robinson Small Twisted Flax Pods (Semillon) (2016)
Cube (Yellow Cross)
John Edgar Cube (Yellow Cross) (2016)
Long Term Nurture
Nigel Brown Long Term Nurture (2011)
Acrobat of God
Jeffrey Harris Acrobat of God (1989)
City in a Red Landscape
Robert Ellis City in a Red Landscape (1963)
Whakataka Te Hau
Israel Birch Whakataka Te Hau (2017)
Big Yellow II
Paul Maseyk Big Yellow II (2014)
Limelight
Mervyn Williams Limelight (2013)
Laocoön II
Reuben Paterson Laocoön II (2013)
Eel Rain
Joanna Braithwaite Eel Rain (1999)
Giant Proclamations
Reuben Paterson Giant Proclamations (2017)
Keep NZ out of Iraq
Ralph Hotere Keep NZ out of Iraq (2003)
Pascoid Tiki #10
Dick Frizzell Pascoid Tiki #10 (2013)
Black Sun
Te Rongo Kirkwood Black Sun (2017)
Plain Song: Vertical Lyric Suite - Into the Ether
J S Parker Plain Song: Vertical Lyric Suite - Into the Ether (2016)
Colyton
Karl Maughan Colyton (2010)
Zephyr
Hannah Beehre Zephyr (2017)
Obimawashi: "Aaaah-reee"
Aiko Robinson Obimawashi: "Aaaah-reee" (2015)
Intersexions III
Caroline Earley & Kate Walker Intersexions III (2015)
Holding the Movement
Paul Dibble Holding the Movement (2014)
Signal on Clean Green Hill
Graham Bennett Signal on Clean Green Hill (2015)

Exhibition Text

Curvilinear or perpendicular, controlled or expressive; Fine Lines celebrates the ways in which artists explore this most fundamental element of mark-marking. The works selected for this exhibition use line to express movement and depth, volume and shadow - some utilise the natural shapes found in the environment and others draw upon the mathematics of geometry.

The concentric circles of Mervyn Williams’ Limelight shows how line can function as both method and subject matter whereas the dramatic vertical brushwork in Jeffrey Harris’ Acrobat of God is a visual expression of an emotional narrative.

John Edgar’s marble Cube and Neil Dawson’s Black Halos 9 reveal how lines can occupy space, and in a similar manner Peter Trevelyan’s pencil lead sculptures introduce the notion that a drawing may possess physical volume.

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