25 November 2010


RED: A show of RED HOT Solander artists
will be on at Solander Gallery in Wellington from 1-24 December

Jacqueline Aust, Red Corner, 2010
Photopolymer Etching

Artists involved in the RED exhibition include:
Margaret Silverwood, Earlier Settler, 2010

A festive 'cash and carry' group exhibition of small works $300 or less!
That's an impressive list of 30 Solander artists, exhibiting exciting new works on paper.
Featuring a variety of themes, techniques and sizes, there will be something for everyone!
Perfect for giving the gift of art this Christmas.

18 November 2010

Waiprint 2010

Waiprint 2010 is on at ArtsPost Gallery in Hamilton
3 December 2010 - 10 January 2011
Guest Artist is Susan Hurrell Fields

Susan Hurrell Fields, And The People Still Laugh

For more information see Waikato Society of Arts Website

16 November 2010

Esther Hansen

Esther Hansen has just finished preparing work for
Red, a pre-Christmas group show of small works under $300
at Solander Gallery in Wellington, 1-24 December.

Here's a sneak preview, these are two of the artist's proofs...

Esther Hansen, Why Should I Whistle, 2010
Drypoint etching, hand-coloured.

Esther Hansen, Anne In The Blossoms, 2010
Drypoint etching, hand-coloured.

If you are in Wellington in December, go check out the show.
It may be a good opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping.

07 November 2010

Marian McGuire's The Labours of Herakles

Marian Maguire's exhibition
The Labours of Herakles
is currently touring and is now on at
Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore
30 October - 5 December 2010

Marian Maguire, Herakles signs the Treaty of Waitangi, 2006/7
lithograph on Velin Arches white 250g

If you want to see the show the exhibition, it will be at a town near you soon:
Ashburton Art Gallery from 11 December 2010 - 20 February 2011

Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne from 17 April - 19 June 2011

Waikato Museum in Hamilton from 25 June - 25 September 2011

Te Manawa in Palmerston North from 8 October 2011 - 29 January 2012
Tauranga Art Gallery from 11 February - 1 April 2012

06 November 2010


Uxbridge Creative Centre, together with the Tamaki Estuary Pollution Steering Group,
is proud to announce the Estuary Artworks Competition will be running again in 2011.

Offering $8000 for First Prize (generously provided by the Auckland City Council)
as well as the opportunity for a solo exhibition at Uxbridge in 2012.

Estuary Artworks 2011 is open to 2D and 3D artworks, including printmaking...
This art competition, now into its 5th year, is open to all residents of New Zealand.

Winning artwork for 2010:
Brendan McGorry, The Battle of the Rebirth of Tahuna Torea.
Their aim, through the artworks, is for visitors to the exhibition to gain awareness of
and appreciation for the Estuary's natural, cultural and geological features
of regional and national significance and to motivate communities
to actively work together for it's protection, enhancement and restoration.

No deadline is listed, but contact Uxbridge for further details on this competition
and an entry form, see Uxbridge's website or email the Curator

The exhibition of finalists is 11 February - 9 March 2010.

05 November 2010

Albrecht Durer Exhibition Tours South Island

Albrecht Durer & 16th Century German Printmaking
is a printmaking exhibition being toured by Te Papa to four South Island venues:
(previously on at Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 26 June–8 August 2010)
currently on at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru from 16 October–28 November 2010,
then travelling to Ashburton Art Gallery from 11 December 2010–23 January 2011
and then to Eastern Southland Gallery in Gore from 5 February–20 March 2011

The exhibition features 26 works,
from Albrecht Dürer and other distinguished German printmakers,
and includes some of Durer’s iconic etchings and woodcuts including:
Hercules (1498), Nemesis, the Great Fortune (1502), and Melancholia 1 (1514).

Albrecht Dürer, Nemesis (the Great Fortune), c.1502

Working in Italy in the first decades of the 16th century,
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), drew his inspiration from the Protestant Reformation
to portray the social, cultural and religious upheavals of the time.
His images were often based on classical stories and his own interpretation of Biblical texts.

 Durer was known for his technique of complex combinations of curved lines,
use of defined light and shade, and surface texture in both his woodcuts and engravings.
His systems of cross-hatched lines convincingly depict shape and form,
giving the human body a sculptural quality.

A great series for you South Islanders!
If you see it, let us know what you thought by adding a comment below.

04 November 2010

Magical, Mundane and the Mystical

Fleur Williams and Alex Milsom are part of a group show called
Magical, Mundane and the Mystical
on now at Solander Gallery in Wellington from 3-27 November

Fleur Williams, Work Life Balance, 2010
Mezzotint Etching, 61x 41cm

 "While the etchings of artist Fleur Williams are a celebration of the ordinary,
the suburban and the domestic, her images are anything but ordinary. 
Fleur draws inspiration from beauty found in the cozy domestic world and familiar chores.
Her works revel in spending time at home on the weekend tending ones ‘own patch’,
getting the chores done, all while the cat lounges around! "

Alex Milsom, Disquietude, 2010
Mezzotint, 14x16cm

"The velvety blackness and intimate scale of Alex Milsom’s mezzotints
conjure up the dreamlike world of fairytales as told to her by her late Grandmother.
These stories and imagery held deep within her psyche from childhood
are brought forth in these evocative and introspective works
to explore the myriad emotions that make us human."

If you are near Wellington this month, go check it out!