Neil Frazer Exhibitions

Southern Landscape

7 Mar - 25 Mar 2009

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Exhibition Works

Paradise Lost VII
Peter James Smith Paradise Lost VII (2008)
Geoffrey Notman Galliano (2008)
The Diggings (Bannockburn)
Jenna Packer The Diggings (Bannockburn) (2009)
West Coast Passage
Callum Arnold West Coast Passage (2008)
Simon Edwards Detour (2008)
Doubtful Doubtfully
Nigel Brown Doubtful Doubtfully (2007/08)
Chathams Akeake (2008)
Stanley Palmer Chathams Akeake (2008)
Fugue III
Elizabeth Rees Fugue III (2007)
Seaside Village
Tony Bishop Seaside Village (2008)
Western Ramparts - From Longslip (Lindis)
Bruce Hunt Western Ramparts - From Longslip (Lindis) (2008)
Simon Edwards Clearing (2008)
Kaikoura  Arch (2008)
Neil Frazer Kaikoura Arch (2008)
West Coast Corridor
Callum Arnold West Coast Corridor (2008)
Elizabeth Rees Lakeland (2007)
Geoffrey Notman Honky (2008)
Waterfalls Up
Nigel Brown Waterfalls Up (2007/08)
The Other Side Of The River
Bob Kerr The Other Side Of The River (2006)
Sawmill Village
Tony Bishop Sawmill Village (2008)
Michael Hight Cambrians (2007)
Tourist Spur and the Deep Stream
Bruce Hunt Tourist Spur and the Deep Stream (2008)

Exhibition Text

The Southern Landscape exhibition represents and reminds how varied the South Island landscape is.

Callum Arnold’s amalgam of place, reflection and memory captures the unmistakeable atmosphere of the West Coast. Tony Bishop builds rhythms into landscapes that are notionally naïve and simple but which reveal major (unsettling) narratives of use. Nigel Brown reaches into Fiordland to the environmental exploits of Richard Henry and the art history of Doubtful Sound.

In Clearing (2008) and Detour (2008) Simon Edwards looks from on high through the gloom of coming darkness to the remnants of light across the Canterbury Plain. As we look details, facts, events emerge. Neil Frazer’s rendition of the iconic Kaikoura Arch (2008) is simply remarkable. Michael Hight’s combination of beehives and the Central Otago landscape is critically acclaimed. Likewise Bruce Hunt's Tourist Spur and the Deep Stream (2008) paints the air as well as the land, and establishes a line of sight which places the viewer high up in the landscape.

Geoffrey Notman’s masterful Galliano (2008) and Honky (2008) look at our seaside leisure, detritus and (hidden) behaviours. Elizabeth Rees’ stacked and segmented landscapes of the Lakes District are both poems of place and songs of love. Peter James Smith’s Paradise Lost VII (2008) is a major work that combines the notions of the sublime landscape with the passage of time, Cook’s voyages and the currencies of scientific and philosophic debate.