Showcasing a range of artists, media and techniques The Review presents selected artworks of exquisite quality and diversity.
Nigel Brown, Karl Maughan and Michael Hight are names synonymous with New Zealand culture. These well-known and much loved artists each have an individual way of revealing New Zealand’s unique qualities, from flourishing botanicals, beehives nestled amongst tussocks and snow, to the narratives and poems that make us who we are.
Young, contemporary and grabbing the attentions of the media, collectors and the art world, Reuben Paterson and Peata Larkin have painting practices that are entirely their own. References to Maori patterns and motifs are apparent as both artists take traditional forms into a world of contemporary art.
Internationally renowned glass artists Ann Robinson, Wendy Fairclough and Luke Jacomb show the diversity of glass. Robinson’s cast glass works are simply stunning, their pure forms, vivid colours and technical innovations demonstrate why she is one of the world’s most significant glass artists. Luke Jacomb’s Patu glass works are exhibited for the first time since his touring show Seeking the Light at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Milwaukee Museum in America. Fairclough’s thirteen piece installation presents everyday objects as something delicate, precious and sculptural.