Be Soft Be Strong

Josephine Cachemaille

12/04/22 to 08/05/22

Be Soft Be Strong is the most personal and emotionally charged series of works from Cachemaille yet. The exhibition is made up of a series of mixed media sculptures which work collaboratively to explore the transition of her daughter leaving home for university.

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Philip Kelly

15/03/22 to 10/04/22

RPM is a selection of new paintings that continue to mine the relationship between sound and image. Works in watercolour, acrylics and oil are gathered in small groupings and sequences to explore the relationship between analogue and digital processes, emerging as a group of ‘sound paintings’.

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Origins and Evolution

Julie Cromwell

15/02/22 to 13/03/22

Origins and Evolution is part of Julie Cromwell’s ongoing study of the ceramic vessel’s physical form and their embodiment of intangible qualities such as the sensual and ethereal.

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Emerging Artists 2022

Various Artists

18/01/22 to 13/02/22

Sanderson’s annual Emerging Artists exhibition supports promising new talent - this year showcasing a collection of works from recent graduates of AUT, Massey University, Toihoukura, Ilam, and Whitecliffe.

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Summer Outlook

Multiple Artists

30/11/21 to 16/01/22

Summer Outlook presents new works from our artists offering a glimpse into what our scheduled exhibitions in 2022 will bring.

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Finished Unfinished

Brendan McGorry

02/11/21 to 28/11/21

Brendan McGorry presents Finished Unfinished, a series of conspicuously and deliberately unfinished works. Building upon his exploration of historical art, McGorry references the famed unfinished works by the Old Masters.

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Zara Dolan

05/10/21 to 31/10/21

Dolan’s work presents a dynamic energy - a suspended moment of lively animation. Drawing on abstract expressionist gesture, her mark making is direct and intuitive, mediated only by the application of colour and the printing process.

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Each to each

Stephen Ellis

10/08/21 to 05/09/21

Stephen Ellis has always posed objects on tabletops to create small worlds for his drawings. Now the pandemic has given the domestic interior and the still life a new significance – the world becomes smaller for all of us.

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Viewing Room

multiple artists

13/07/21 to 08/08/21

Julie Cromwell, Freeman White, Mickey Smith, and Ray Haydon.

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Damien Kurth

15/06/21 to 11/07/21

Representational images such as a teacup or a jar from the studio are initially considered to be straightforwardly understood. Instead, Kurth’s skillful and subtle paintings ask for a moment of pause and consideration – a difficult task within a world that is becoming increasingly visually saturated. In doing so he allows for the objects to unfold their own complex intensities and latent intricacies.

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Mystery and Reason: A Retrospective

Alan Pearson

18/05/21 to 13/06/21

Mercurial in nature, Alan Pearson had an ability to switch from expressionist representation to abstraction while revealing the underlying spirit and psyche in a person or place. When discovering a new location and needing to understand and establish the resident form, colour and light, he would use the old academic methods; landscape, still life, life drawing and portraiture. That method formed the basis of any artistic narrative he subsequently chose to articulate. Works in this exhibition span forty-six years of his art practice and express, in visual imagery, his search to give reason to life and the land in which we live

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