Current Exhibitions

The New Salon

13 Feb - 20 Apr 2021

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Exhibition Works

Tiki /1
Neil Adcock Tiki /1 (2020)
Tiki /4
Neil Adcock Tiki /4 (2020)
Tiki /6
Neil Adcock Tiki /6 (2020)
Tiki S1
Neil Adcock Tiki S1 (2020)
See What is Seen, Measure What is Measured
Graham Bennett See What is Seen, Measure What is Measured (2016)
Seeking Equity
Graham Bennett Seeking Equity (2019)
Pull Forward
Graham Bennett Pull Forward (2019)
Miniature Series (Small Green)
Mark Mitchell Miniature Series (Small Green) (2020)
Converge
Mark Mitchell Converge (2019)
Miniature Series (Small Blue)
Mark Mitchell Miniature Series (Small Blue) (2020)
Miniature Series (Tall Blue)
Mark Mitchell Miniature Series (Tall Blue) (2020)
Score
Mark Mitchell Score (2017)
Charcoal Grooved Vessel [20-17]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Vessel [20-17] (2020)
Matt White Grooved Bottle  [AF19-13]
John Parker Matt White Grooved Bottle [AF19-13] (2019)
Charcoal Grooved Zig Zag Bowl [20-32]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Zig Zag Bowl [20-32] (2020)
Charcoal Grooved Vessel [20-22]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Vessel [20-22] (2020)
Charcoal Grooved Vessel [20-26]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Vessel [20-26] (2020)
Charcoal Grooved Zig Zag Bottle [20-28]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Zig Zag Bottle [20-28] (2020)
Charcoal Grooved V Bowl [18-28]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved V Bowl [18-28] (2018)
Charcoal Grooved Orb [18-66]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Orb [18-66] (2018)
Names Will Never Hurt Me
Hannah Kidd Names Will Never Hurt Me (2018)
Black Halos 9
Neil Dawson Black Halos 9 (2015)
Utopia People of Ara'lupis
Andy Leleisi'uao Utopia People of Ara'lupis (2016)
Ceremonial Object [22171]
Chris Charteris Ceremonial Object [22171] (2018)
Weeding Can Be a Daily Chore
Lonnie Hutchinson Weeding Can Be a Daily Chore (2016)
Make Sure You Close the Gate
Lonnie Hutchinson Make Sure You Close the Gate (2016)
You Never Know Dear
Lonnie Hutchinson You Never Know Dear (2018)
Matauri Bay Site Pacific XIII
Russell Moses Matauri Bay Site Pacific XIII (2002)
thecircularnatureofthings
Richard Orjis thecircularnatureofthings (2012)
Notes on Isaiah #6
Darryn George Notes on Isaiah #6 (2013)
Te Arawa II
Peata Larkin Te Arawa II (2020)
Pepeha Study VI
Peata Larkin Pepeha Study VI (2020)
White Feather
Neil Dawson White Feather (2020)
Pistol and Kotiate
Martin Selman Pistol and Kotiate (2013)
Friendship
Chris Charteris Friendship (2020)
Large Shell Necklace
Emily Siddell Large Shell Necklace (2011)
Teeth Garland
Emily Siddell Teeth Garland (2015)
The Shape of Wai (Prediction II)
Peata Larkin The Shape of Wai (Prediction II) (2019)
Prayer
Reuben Paterson Prayer (2014)
Atoms and Opinions I
Garry Currin Atoms and Opinions I (2018)
Whakahou
Peata Larkin Whakahou (2020)
Crater - Archaeology
Neil Dawson Crater - Archaeology (2005)
Deep Point
Neil Frazer Deep Point (2006)
The Crossing #15
Darryn George The Crossing #15 (2017)
Slippery Slope
Joanna Braithwaite Slippery Slope (2017)
Nga Hanga Whakairo
Israel Birch Nga Hanga Whakairo (2011)
He Says: Kia Kotahi Ki Te Ao, Kia Kotahi Ki Te Po
Reuben Paterson He Says: Kia Kotahi Ki Te Ao, Kia Kotahi Ki Te Po (2007/08)
Tribute - A Yeoman
Darryn George Tribute - A Yeoman (2007)
Junction
Zena Elliott Junction (2017)
Maui Ti'eti'e Talaga; Maui and the First Fire of Samoa
Yuki Kihara Maui Ti'eti'e Talaga; Maui and the First Fire of Samoa (2004)
Dirty Secret IV
Joanna Braithwaite Dirty Secret IV (2013)
The Sea of Storms
Garry Currin The Sea of Storms (2016)

Exhibition Text

The New Salon questions the conventions of display: how should art work be hung? How should they be displayed? How can works by quite different artists and media become thematically linked? Can a co-joining narrative be just a monochromatic palette? Reprising the Victorian tradition of a massed display, The New Salon is a door through to a different way of thinking.

In a deliberate contrast again, the portal of The New Salon is counter-pointed by the new works of Graham Bennett, Mark Mitchell, Neil Adcock and John Parker where the gallery space is restructured into a sequence of plinth-based spaces, where viewing takes place in the round.

Graham Bennett, the focus of a major book just published, presents narratives of Pacific navigation and place. Mark Mitchell’s celebrated ceramics question what we see and how we see it, while at the same time we witness his “interfering” with – by extending - the formal qualities of each object. Neil Adcock’s pounamu sculptures act as cultural signifiers just as clearly as they imply conversations about personality and elicit sensations of the landscape. John Parker, ceaselessly inventive and restrained, delivers an object-based still life tableaux in charcoal grey and cream white.

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