New Works 2015 brings to Queenstown for the first time, three paintings by John Walsh. The mythic, extraordinary Roost of the Southern Manaia is accompanied by two beautiful works demonstrating Walsh’s characteristic fluid deftness.
Mark Mitchell’s rapid development as a nationally significant ceramist is evident in Tilt and Pour.
In The Nebula NGC in Scorpius Reuben Paterson combines disparate elements in wonderfully compelling ways – a radiating star-shaped optical, abstract discourse sits beneath an array of floating flowers. Together these coalesce into an event and metaphor of time.
Neil Dawson’s Black Haloes 7 has a stillness and magic to it which is both compelling and rare.
Garry Currin tells visual stories in ways which are surprising. The palette appears at first to be tight and controlled but colour, objects, incidents and landscape begin to emerge from behind a misted surface. With every viewing, something alters, changes, is discovered.
Acclaimed glass artist Layla Walter’s large-scale bowls are triumphant demonstrations of her power of restraint and figurative skills.
The exhibition is completed with three new paintings by Karl Maughan.