Current Exhibitions

The Review

5 Aug - 27 Sept 2017

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Exhibition Works

Nine Fathoms Passage
Peter James Smith Nine Fathoms Passage (2017)
The Crossing #4
Darryn George The Crossing #4 (2016)
Kohitere
Karl Maughan Kohitere (2016)
Tui [21489]
Tania Patterson Tui [21489] (2017)
Still Life with Red Jug
Dick Frizzell Still Life with Red Jug (2009)
Plain Song: Columns of Light - Winter Sun
J S Parker Plain Song: Columns of Light - Winter Sun (2016)
Suspend II
Caroline Earley Suspend II (2016)
Glacial Retreat
Simon Edwards Glacial Retreat (2016)
Kaimiro
Michael Hight Kaimiro (2017)
Shiny White Still Life [15-3]
John Parker Shiny White Still Life [15-3] (2015)
Shadow Melt
Neil Frazer Shadow Melt (2017)
Still Life (Tea)
Emily Siddell & Stephen Bradbourne Still Life (Tea) (2016)
Small Twisted Flax Pods (Sapphire Rose)
Ann Robinson Small Twisted Flax Pods (Sapphire Rose) (2016)
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XXV
Reuben Paterson Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky XXV (2014)
Little Treasures - South Island Tomtit (Ngirungiru)
Tania Patterson Little Treasures - South Island Tomtit (Ngirungiru) (2017)
Flavia
Charlotte Handy Flavia (2016)
Slippery Slope
Joanna Braithwaite Slippery Slope (2017)
The Cow
Paul Maseyk The Cow (2015)
Murmuration 22
Neil Dawson Murmuration 22 (2017)
A Strong East Wind #4
Darryn George A Strong East Wind #4 (2016)
Skyscrapers
Paul Dibble Skyscrapers (2014)
Rising Ridge
Neil Frazer Rising Ridge (2017)
Rubicon Valley
Simon Edwards Rubicon Valley (2016)
Turning Woman Variation
Terry Stringer Turning Woman Variation (2016)
View from the Top #2
Darryn George View from the Top #2 (2016)
Thaw
Christine Cathie Thaw (2015)
Little Treasures - Rock Wren (Matuhi)
Tania Patterson Little Treasures - Rock Wren (Matuhi) (2017)
Ngauruhoe
Michael Hight Ngauruhoe (2013)
Black and White Series #7
Bridie Henderson Black and White Series #7 (2016)
Little Bronze Robin
Hannah Kidd Little Bronze Robin (2016)
Old Salt
Joanna Braithwaite Old Salt (2017)
Small Twisted Flax Pods (Dark Olive)
Ann Robinson Small Twisted Flax Pods (Dark Olive) (2016)
White Daisy Black Lady
Paul Maseyk White Daisy Black Lady (2014)
This Little Light of Mine
Reuben Paterson This Little Light of Mine (2011)
Still Life (Grey)
Emily Siddell & Stephen Bradbourne Still Life (Grey) (2016)
A Sketch of Dusky Bay in New Zeeland (sic), 1773
Peter James Smith A Sketch of Dusky Bay in New Zeeland (sic), 1773 (2017)
Camille
Charlotte Handy Camille (2016)
Missing Link [21652]
Shane Woolridge Missing Link [21652] (2017)
Untitled (Stumps)
Dick Frizzell Untitled (Stumps) (1994)

Exhibition Text

The Review 2017 features numerous new works: Charlotte Handy’s perceptive, revealing, portraits; Peter James Smith’s intriguing combination of cartography, history and the sublime Fiordland landscape; Neil Dawson’s masterful mix of illusion and perception, pattern and negative space in Murmuration 22, which ceaselessly alters in form and substance as the swallows circle and fly.

Simon Edwards (Rubicon Valley; Glacial Retreat), Neil Frazer (Shadow Melt; Rising Ridge), Michael Hight (Ngauruhoe; Kaimiro) and Dick Frizzell (Untitled) explore the changing atmospheres, physical presences, metaphorical language, geomorphology of the New Zealand landscape. Karl Maughan (Kohitere) investigates the differing roles of shape, distance, implication, colour and sensation in the ‘invented’ landscaped garden.

Darryn George (The Crossing #4) looks down from above, establishing a narrative filled with spiritual and symbolic content - a pathway comprised of words and pattern divides the canvas in two; the sea is parted, the story of Exodus revealed. J S Parker’s distinctive, abstracted landscapes distil essences of place, the phenomenon of weather and season, into profound visual experiences.

Joanna Braithwaite’s Slippery Slope and Old Salt may at first seem un-presupposing but that alters quickly. Through a remarkably adroit use of humour, human characteristics, environmental discourse and the paradoxes of peril, powerfully incisive narratives develop.

Tania Patterson’s completely adjustable nest boxes provide a platform upon which she delivers a compelling array of native birds with an amalgam of authority, accuracy and studied character. Ann Robinson’s Small Twisted Flax Pods are jewel-like, sinuous celebrations. Emily Siddell’s and Stephen Bradbourne’s collaborative mixed-media Still Life sets explore tone, form, and the languages of massed objects. Paul Maseyk’s critically acclaimed combination of visual story-telling and (a continuous investigation of) monumental ceramic form is to be seen in White Daisy Black Lady and The Cow.

The Review 2017 also features Caroline Earley’s tender Suspend II, a new Missing Link from Shane Woolridge, Bridie Henderson’s light-box ceramic necklace and a classic John Parker Shiny White Still Life Set.