Past Exhibitions

The Royal Queenstown Easter Show

17 Mar - 2 May 2018

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Exhibition Works

Cradle
Simon Edwards Cradle (2017)
Plantation
Simon Edwards Plantation (2017)
Angel
Hannah Beehre Angel (2018)
Messier 43
Hannah Beehre Messier 43 (2018)
Cluster in Carina
Hannah Beehre Cluster in Carina (2018)
A Drop of Water [20870]
Shane Woolridge A Drop of Water [20870] (2016)
Missing Link [21652]
Shane Woolridge Missing Link [21652] (2017)
Slippery Slope
Joanna Braithwaite Slippery Slope (2017)
Ngā Tuaitara o Taikehu (Black & Red)
Te Rongo Kirkwood Ngā Tuaitara o Taikehu (Black & Red) (2014)
Reticello Canoe Paddle [MH3]
Luke Jacomb Reticello Canoe Paddle [MH3] (2008)
Fissure
Graham Bennett Fissure (2008)
Heavy Shadow 6
Graham Bennett Heavy Shadow 6 (2012)
National Energy
Nigel Brown National Energy (2017)
Korimako [20146]
Nigel Brown Korimako [20146] (2015)
Fantail (Piwakawaka) [22083]
Tania Patterson Fantail (Piwakawaka) [22083] (2018)
Tui
Tania Patterson Tui (2018)
Little Treasures - Rock Wren (Matuhi)
Tania Patterson Little Treasures - Rock Wren (Matuhi) (2017)
Audrey
Hannah Kidd Audrey (2017)
Magpie (Tropical Invasion II)
Hannah Kidd Magpie (Tropical Invasion II) (2017)
Piwakawaka (Tropical Invasion IV)
Hannah Kidd Piwakawaka (Tropical Invasion IV) (2017)
Pungarehu
Reuben Paterson Pungarehu (2016)
Love You, Love You More
Reuben Paterson Love You, Love You More (2017)
Snow Shift
Neil Frazer Snow Shift (2017)
Shadow Melt
Neil Frazer Shadow Melt (2017)
Kowhaiwhai Bowl (Clear)
Mike Crawford Kowhaiwhai Bowl (Clear) (2015)
Tall O-void (Gold Amethyst) [17557]
Christine Cathie Tall O-void (Gold Amethyst) [17557] (2013)
Kokako #10
Layla Walter Kokako #10 (2015)
Woven Rimmed Bowl #25
Layla Walter Woven Rimmed Bowl #25 (2015)
Still Life with Red Jug
Dick Frizzell Still Life with Red Jug (2009)
Ploughed Paddock and Pond
Dick Frizzell Ploughed Paddock and Pond (2000/7)
I'm Here for the Monkey #98
Dick Frizzell I'm Here for the Monkey #98 (2016)
I'm Here for the Monkey #62
Dick Frizzell I'm Here for the Monkey #62 (2016)
Sex Trade / Gift for Banks / Dancing Lovers / Sextant Lesson (18550 / 19205)
Lisa Reihana Sex Trade / Gift for Banks / Dancing Lovers / Sextant Lesson (18550 / 19205) (2017)
Flogging (22340)
Lisa Reihana Flogging (22340) (2017)
Reflections - Ohae
Neil Dawson Reflections - Ohae (2017)
Reflections - Horizon
Neil Dawson Reflections - Horizon (2017)
That Certain Smile
Terry Stringer That Certain Smile (2016)
Quartz
Mark Mitchell Quartz (2017)
Respire
Mark Mitchell Respire (2017)
Patinated Bronze Crucible [21466]
Paul Mason Patinated Bronze Crucible [21466] (2017)
Glass Crucible [20427]
Paul Mason Glass Crucible [20427] (2016)
Glass Crucible [20036]
Paul Mason Glass Crucible [20036] (2015)
Glass Crucible [20423]
Paul Mason Glass Crucible [20423] (2016)
Glass Crucible [19109]
Paul Mason Glass Crucible [19109] (2015)
Easterly Change II - The Kakanuis
Bruce Hunt Easterly Change II - The Kakanuis (2017)

Exhibition Text

Narratives about absence and presence, contrasts of the past and the present, dialogues of threat and celebration, exploration of myth and legend, place and atmosphere are everywhere evident in the ninth annual Royal Queenstown Easter Show.

Neil Dawson’s Reflections series wall sculptures are visual metaphors, where he (re)visits key works and subjects of his career, utilising the duality of shadow while placing important symbols and images – such as the renowned, fluid, Horizon work at the Gibbs Farm and the lyrical forms of the Akaroa (Ohae) landscape itself – into his characteristic domed form. In there, the formal architecture elements of a building are contrasted with his sculpted forms while all is repeated upside down and shown to be imperilled by the ever rising water levels of global warming.

Te Rongo Kirkwood’s traditional warrior cloak form of Nga Tuaitara o Taiheku (Black & Red) combines glass, harakeke (flax) and light, while collapsing layers of time and space into entwined memories and consciousness.

Internationally acclaimed, Lisa Reihana’s monumental Sex Trade / Gift for Banks …. traverses cultures, time and places, while examining the legacy of Cook’s three voyages into the Pacific with a contemporary sensibility. Likewise Flogging reminds us not simply of how much Cook changed over time but that every contact and all behaviours had real consequences.

Terry Stinger’s That Certain Smile is a shape-shifting masterwork that is ceaselessly transforming, morphing between fact and fiction, across dream and into imagination. Two hands clasp and wondrously intimate allusions of figures and faces emerge, where the mysteriousness of an unexplained smile beguiles.

Joanna Braithwaite’s trademark use of humour, contradiction and pathos in Slippery Slope reveals a multi-layered present and alarming future. Hannah Kidd’s Tropical Invasion sculptures tell a different tale, where our native bush is infested now with imported plants and birds. Layla Walter’s ghostly, haunting Kokaho#10, Nigel Brown’s Korimako and Tania Patterson’s sculptures use native birds as messengers.

Neil Frazer paints the alpine landscape as if sculptures, Simon Edwards stands further back, harnessing the mutations of light, distance and atmospheric effect, while Dick Frizzell reveals pattern in the farmed landscape.

The Royal Queenstown Easter Show also includes key sculpture by Shane Woolridge and Graham Bennett, and Hannah Beehre takes us into space and the endlessness of a clear night sky.

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