Current Exhibitions

Spring Catalogue

29 Sept - 21 Nov 2018

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Exhibition Works

Aligned
Chris Charteris Aligned (2018)
South Meets East
Chris Charteris South Meets East (2018)
Ceremonial Object [22168]
Chris Charteris Ceremonial Object [22168] (2018)
Rulers and Dividers
Graham Bennett Rulers and Dividers (2006)
Trace 2
Graham Bennett Trace 2 (2013)
Farmlet
Dick Frizzell Farmlet (2001)
Misty Barn
Dick Frizzell Misty Barn (2015)
Misty Morning on the Forgotten Highway
Dick Frizzell Misty Morning on the Forgotten Highway (2015)
Ice Bowl #89 (Hyacinth Blue)
Ann Robinson Ice Bowl #89 (Hyacinth Blue) (2010)
Geometric Vase (Pale Uranium)
Ann Robinson Geometric Vase (Pale Uranium) (2016)
Captain James Cook - Male (In Pursuit of Venus)
Lisa Reihana Captain James Cook - Male (In Pursuit of Venus) (2016)
Cook's Folly (36000)
Lisa Reihana Cook's Folly (36000) (2017)
The Floating World
Chris Heaphy The Floating World (2017)
Reflections - Halos
Neil Dawson Reflections - Halos (2017)
Geometric Tall Figure 2
Paul Dibble Geometric Tall Figure 2 (2016)
Rabbit Fights Back
Paul Dibble Rabbit Fights Back (2016)
Dance Monkey Dance
Hannah Kidd Dance Monkey Dance (2018)
Autobahn
Harry Watson Autobahn (2013)
Peak Divide
Neil Frazer Peak Divide (2017)
The Hall Arm, Doubtful Sound
Peter James Smith The Hall Arm, Doubtful Sound (2018)
Biosphere Crisis
Nigel Brown Biosphere Crisis (2015)
Huia
Nigel Brown Huia (2016)
Environment
Nigel Brown Environment (2016)
Uterque People of Arytipidal
Andy Leleisi'uao Uterque People of Arytipidal (2016)
Whiwhi Part III (Future)
Te Rongo Kirkwood Whiwhi Part III (Future) (2016)
Botanical Series - Green
Garry Nash Botanical Series - Green (2005)
Capsule
John Edgar Capsule (2012)
Still Life (Tea)
Emily Siddell & Stephen Bradbourne Still Life (Tea) (2016)
The Wanderer
Susanne Kerr The Wanderer (2016)
The Leafless Grove
Susanne Kerr The Leafless Grove (2016)
Rose Bud #1
Susanne Kerr Rose Bud #1 (2013)
Poppy [22194]
Katherine Smyth Poppy [22194] (2018)
Black Lemon [22173]
Katherine Smyth Black Lemon [22173] (2018)
Fig [22181]
Katherine Smyth Fig [22181] (2018)

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Being shown simultaneously all over the world and being featured as the central work at the Oceania exhibition opening at the Royal Academy in London in late September, Lisa Reihana’s video work In Pursuit of Venus (Infected) is openly acknowledged as the single most important work made by a NZ artist this century. The portrait work Captain James Cook – Male (In Pursuit of Venus) (2016) and the panoramic landscape of Cook’s Folly (2017) are directly derived from that especially acclaimed work.

Nigel Brown’s Huia (2016), Environment (2016) and Biosphere Crisis (2015) are visual poems celebrating our unique flora and fauna while reminding that our stewardship must be constant and ever-better.

In two outstanding landscapes, Misty Barn (2015) and Misty Morning on the Forgotten Highway (2015), Dick Frizzell delivers the mutability of the air, the sensations of place and time passing.

The mesmeric masterpiece by Chris Heaphy The Floating World (2017) is a beguiling kaleidoscope of spiralling repeated patterns and images which explicitly reference his own career, while directly engaging with metaphoric symbols of cultures and histories. It also becomes the iris of an eye looking back at the viewer.

The Leafless Grove (2016) and The Wanderer (2016) are illuminated parables of spiritual belief that have the wondrous language of theatre and the spaces of dream. Rose Bud #1 (2013) is further testimony to Susanne Kerr’s rare ability to use absence as a key compositional device alongside remarkable drawing disciplines.

Ann Robinson’s Ice Bowl # 89 must be acknowledged for what it is: a museum standard, signature work that alters colour dramatically under different light. Geometric Vase (Pale Uranium) (2016) is equally significant and transformative, where the internal form hovers and floats in an advancing/receding space.

Currently in New York as the Premier Wallace Award recipient, Andy Leleisi’uao’s unique, distinctive paintings are accumulative narratives of symbolic human endeavour which seamlessly traverse cultures and place.

Te Rongo Kirkwood’s Whiwhi Part III (Future) (2016) combines myth and culture, the traditional cloak form, exceptional craftsmanship, abstracted pattern and diverse materials into a sculptural object that talks right across time.

Spring Catalogue 2018 also features major sculptures by Neil Dawson, Chris Charteris, John Edgar and Graham Bennett.