Exhibitions

ABSTRACT by Simon Cuming, Julien Dyne, Robbie Fraser, Anton Parsons, Theresa Waugh, Wendy Kawabata, Andrew Simmonds and Karyn Taylor

ABSTRACT

Simon Cuming, Julien Dyne, Robbie Fraser, Anton Parsons, Theresa Waugh, Wendy Kawabata, Andrew Simmonds and Karyn Taylor

14 February to 05 March 2017

To make abstract art is to make with freedom from any representational qualities. For this exhibition, Abstract, we have brought together a collection of artists who each explore the world of abstraction.

Upcoming Room 1

In The House of the Poet

Alan Ibell

07/03/17 to 26/03/17

In The House Of The Poet forms part of Ibell’s ongoing investigation into the human psyche, exploring various aspects of the self and its relationship to the physical world. The exhibition title is inspired by an experience the artist had during his stay in the small town of Assisi, Italy in 2016.

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Esc

Scott Eady

28/03/17 to 09/04/17

This new body of work investigates things from the everyday, which had a profound effect on the direction of Eady’s research while on his recent residency in Vladivostok. The process of making in Russia was limited by what tools and materials the artist had on hand.

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Panem et circenses

PJ Paterson

11/04/17 to 30/04/17

In his latest series of portraits, PJ Paterson’s casts celebrities under the gritty realism of the police mugshot, using found internet images as source imagery.

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Time Space Existence by Karyn Taylor

Time Space Existence

Karyn Taylor

14 February to 05 March 2017

Karyn Taylor’s Time. Space. Existence. is an installation-based project that challenges the viewer’s sense of both time and space through optical quirks and implicit associations. .

Upcoming Room 2

New Work

Liam Gerrard

07/03/17 to 26/03/17

Liam Gerrard’s latest exhibition showcases his exceptional talent for depicting the fantastical and the morbid. Drawing from fable, music, cultural history, natural biology and preternatural curiosities, Gerrard creates a world of his own imagining.

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E rua o Ngai Tahu awa/Two rivers of Nga Tahu

Simon Kaan | Jon Tootill

28/03/17 to 09/04/17

This exhibition brings together the work of Simon Kaan and Jon Tootill, two artists of Ngai Tahu decent who’s bicultural art-based research engages with the unique artistic ecology of Aotearoa.

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Hiraeth

Cruz Jimenez

11/04/17 to 30/04/17

This new body of work from artist Cruz Jimenez draws on ideas of nostalgia. The works depict fragments of memories and nostalgic wanderings, as well as a visual depiction of the artists premonition of his future.

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