IT’S IN THE BAG
A group show curated by Rawiri Brown as part of Artweek Auckland
7 - 14 October
The bag - An object which supersedes functional purpose towards more a personal, characterisation of it's owner. This object of desire both revealing and concealing has the ability to enhance, reflect or deceive. It communicates status, lifestyle and are signifiers of personal taste, heritage or political leanings. Whether that be expressed overtly through print, colour, branding or slogans or more subtle through design, fabric and fastenings. Such signifiers act as social cues of how we wish to present ourselves while defining how others interact with us.
Join us at the opening of It's In The Bag
Saturday 7 October, 3pm
Opens Saturday 2 September 3pm
Peter Hall studied at the London Royal College in the 1960s at a time when traditional values and rules within art were being heavily challenged and a period at the College which was alive with groundbreaking innovation. Hall studied alongside artists such as David Hockney and Zandra Rhodes, and a pivotal moment in the experimental time was an exhibition of Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock at the American Embassy in London.
Peter has worked in industrial design, fashion and teaching, but has always maintained a passionate need to paint and his styling and content is heavily influenced by the patterning and colouration he would he have used in his textile and design background.
To preview the works
Opens Saturday 12 August 3pm
As a figurative painter, Russell's work focuses on intense observation and application of the correct tonal values. He is interested in the quality of the paint, creating good composition and capturing mood and atmosphere - especially to capture a moment in time. Russell’s paintings are produced in the ‘open air’ or in his studio from drawings, sketches, small plein air work, and from memory and imagination.
Apart from working abroad in Italy, France, Australia, Bali, Fiji and Norfolk Islands he also derives immense satisfaction from working in his immediate environment.
We are thrilled to be showcasing a selection of pieces from his new and past catalogue in his exhibition.
Download the exhibition catalogue (PDF 2.4mb)
8 June - 24 June
Kristin Hatland, NZ & John Kiely, UK
As part of the 2017 Auckland Festival of Photography, Hatland & Kiely will be taking over the gallery and exhibiting the results of their 12 month collaborative project. The results of this long distance photographic conversation are dark and striking, and will be well worth a view.
May 18 - June 2, opening event May 20 at 3pm.
2006 Auckland University Bachelor of Visual Arts graduate, painter, illustrator, digital artist, brand ambassador and creative director will be holding an exhibition of 40 of her illustrations created over the last year or so. Kavali's style is bold, graphic and feminine, fuelled by her love of textiles and fashion, so this one's for the ladies!
Sponsored by Master of Ceremonies Wine
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