Nigel Brown, Gerda Leenards, Gaham Bennett, Michael Smither, Mary McFarlane, John Walsh, Llew Summers, Emma Bass, Claire Beynon, Gregory O'Brien & John Pule, Jim Wheeler
February to March 2021
Continuing from our December exhibition - Island, what it is to be an island nation.The events of 2020 have given New Zealanders pause, to rethink how we live - or should live; who we truly connect to; ideas around being a nation surrounded - or protected - by ocean. Artists respond to the concept of 'Island' with new and earlier works.
Saturday May 8 - Sunday June 13
Preview: Saturday 8 May
Wayne Seyb returns with a powerful suite of paintings, finding new strength not only in the landscape but also in the night sky - with a growing consciousness of human impact on both, and of the value of connecting naturally with earth and sky.
Seeking stillness in a changed world Mary McFarlane
Saturday 3 July to 7 August 2021
Preview: Saturday 3 July 2021
4pm - Mary McFarlane will attend
There's a fleeting, watery quality in some new mirror works, others glittering with gold leaf and silver over oil paint, evoking the cascades of Fiordland, or the moon and planets in a midwinter night sky. Alongside major works are intimate miniatures: 'I like the act of looking at small works - the peering, the bending forward, a precious quality, demanding time.' Each bevelled edge or frame, from decades past, prompts personal memory, the viewer mirrored in the work.