Saturday 29 September - Saturday 27 October 2018
Preview: Saturday 29 September 5pm
Rare drawings, artist's proofs and prints from Don Binney's studio estate collection, ranging from a stunning early large drawing of Te Henga (1966), to his last and largest screenprint, Mill Creek, Rakiura (see below for all images). These works have been released by the Binney family to initiate a major book on the works and life of Don Binney (1940-2012), to be authored by noted arts writer Gregory O'Brien, in association with Auckland University Press. (Please contact us if you have significant works which could be considered for publication in the book). This is the first solo exhibition of Binney works since 2012.
“As well as being a conservationist and hiker, Binney was an ornithologist, a student of natural and human histories, a teacher and an autodidact, a traveller and a great believer in staying at home. The book will offer an account of a restless, unpredictable, searching personality – and of an art deeply embedded in notions of the local, regional and national.”
Gregory O’Brien on Don Binney, September 2018.
Few enough of Don Binney’s works remained in his studio collection, such was the following for his work throughout his career, however we have found real treasures. It is a privilege to present this remarkable selection.