23 April - 29 May 2016
In 1993 on Friday 2nd April at 5 30pm “Going Solo 1 “was opened as an ‘experiment’ at the Academy of Fine Arts located at that time in Buckle St Wellington. It involved 9 Wellington artists and 7 Dunedin artists.
The artists included Peter Coates, Mirek Smisek, Jeanne Macaskill, seven Dunedin artists : Patricia Tough, Els Noordhoff, Victoria Gray, Margaret Jackson, Zuna Wright, Rob Piggott, and Betty Fraser. The list also included Brian Carmody, Patti Meads, Vivian Manthel, Eric Collett, Judith Trevelyan and Shona Mc Farlane.
Some 23 years later its legacy is found in SOLO 40 featuring 10 artists from across New Zealand showing very diverse exciting work.
Ewan McDougall , Tania Dally, Graeme Hitchcock, James Harcourt, Alan Skates, Maria Bozina, Kirsty Black, Bee Doughty- Pratt, Pamella Annsouth and Greg Chaston.
All of these artists are aware of the tradition they need to keep alive and all of them have a passion to create which is evident in this powerful show.
White Cloud World - ComicCon16
4 June - 12 June 2016
The ‘White Cloud Worlds’ Academy Exhibition is a brand new exhibition of stunning science fiction, fantasy and pop surreal art from New Zealand’s best genre artists.
Featuring work by over 30 artists from the popular ‘White Cloud Worlds’ books, this new show will inspire and amaze with its selection of original and digital artworks and sculpture. The artists featured in this exhibition have worked on some of the most well known film, graphic novel and game titles including The Hobbit and LOTR trilogies, Avatar, Mad Max: Fury Road, Wizards of the Coast, Blizzard Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics and Marvel.
So come and explore work from their own imaginary worlds and don’t miss this great show at the Academy Galleries in Wellington from June 3rd – June 12th, 2016.
The ‘White Cloud Worlds’ team are excited to be a part of NZ Comic Con, 2016.
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