Current Exhibitions

The Wakatipu Chronical

23 Nov 2019 - 4 Feb 2020

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Exhibition Works

Ka Mate
Lisa Reihana Ka Mate (2018)
EFKS Church, Maraenui
Yuki Kihara EFKS Church, Maraenui (2017)
Rangitata Valley
Michael Hight Rangitata Valley (2019)
Un-Bound (Black/Yellow)
Leanne Morrison Un-Bound (Black/Yellow) (2019)
Godwits Do Fly
Paul Dibble Godwits Do Fly (2019)
The Return of the Godwits
Paul Dibble The Return of the Godwits (2018)
Siberian Stopover
Paul Dibble Siberian Stopover (2019)
Fantail on Ring
Paul Dibble Fantail on Ring (2016)
Colours of the Southern Coast
Chris Charteris Colours of the Southern Coast (2019)
Orbital Vessel (Large)
Phil Brooks Orbital Vessel (Large) (2019)
Pingpongpot
Phil Brooks Pingpongpot (2018)
Coupling (Female)
Phil Brooks Coupling (Female) (2019)
Waiting Game
Joanna Braithwaite Waiting Game (2017)
Reflections - Milford
Neil Dawson Reflections - Milford (2017)
Murmur Dome (Metallic Blue)
Neil Dawson Murmur Dome (Metallic Blue) (2018)
Kahurangi
Israel Birch Kahurangi (2014)
Orepuki
Dick Frizzell Orepuki (2019)
Tapanui Hills
Dick Frizzell Tapanui Hills (2019)
Omihi
Karl Maughan Omihi (2019)
Māra #7
Darryn George Māra #7 (2019)
View from the Top
Darryn George View from the Top (2016)
Sun Flower Head
Terry Stringer Sun Flower Head (2019)
The Muse of Clay Modelled Sculpture
Terry Stringer The Muse of Clay Modelled Sculpture (2019)
Module 2
Peter Trevelyan Module 2 (2018)
Ngā Manu a Māui: The Birds of Māui III
Robert Jahnke Ngā Manu a Māui: The Birds of Māui III (2009-12)
Night Sky
Peata Larkin Night Sky (2019)
Whare Koa, Koanga III
Russell Moses Whare Koa, Koanga III (2016)
Another Green World II
Elizabeth Thomson Another Green World II (2008)
Happy Anniversary
Harry Watson Happy Anniversary (2018)
Faith
Harry Watson Faith (2018)
Matt White Grooved Vessel [19-24]
John Parker Matt White Grooved Vessel [19-24] (2019)
Matt White Grooved Flanged Bottle [18-22]
John Parker Matt White Grooved Flanged Bottle [18-22] (2018)
Charcoal Grooved Vessel [19-26]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Vessel [19-26] (2019)
Charcoal Grooved Vessel  [AF19-8]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Vessel [AF19-8] (2019)
Charcoal Grooved Orb [18-68]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Orb [18-68] (2018)
Charcoal Grooved  Bottle [18-74]
John Parker Charcoal Grooved Bottle [18-74] (2018)

Exhibition Text

Featuring numerous new sculptural works by Paul Dibble, Terry Stringer and Chris Charteris, the Wakatipu Chronicle develops conversations about texture, presence and pattern that are further seen and felt in the impressive ceramics of Phil Brooks.

In new works by Leanne Morrison, Peata Larkin, Darryn George and Dick Frizzell, the rhythms of intersecting lines are explored. Israel Birch, Robert Jahnke (The Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award Winner 2019) and Neil Dawson use repetition and light refraction as key rhythmic devices.

Lisa Reihana’s Ka Mate is an atmospheric lightbox drawn from Tai Whetuki House of Death Redux (featured at Toronto Biennale). Yuki Kihara (just announced as New Zealand’s Venice Biennale 2021 representative) explores the links between Samoa and Ngati Kahungunu of Hawkes Bay in a memorable lenticular photograph EFKS Church, Maraenui.

Harry Watson’s sculptural relief paintings are parables and tales of absence and loss, of belief and hope. Joanna Braithwaite’s narrative of impending loss is delivered with rare poignancy and distinctive political bite.

Russell Moses’ and Elizabeth Thomson’s work simultaneously advance and recede. Darry George delivers a view from above, the tukutuku pattern (as a biblical metaphor) dividing the sea and rising up.

Karl Maughan’s Omihi is a visual poem of place. Michael Hight’s dream-like Rangitata Valley is a surreal combination of the mundane and menacing.

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