Exhibition of 4 artists in the
24th Oct to Nov 5
As a draughtsman and practising artist, Greg takes drawing into “under painting” before creating finished studies. Works have resulted in impasto surfaces influenced in portraiture by the works of Lucien Freud and Frank Auerbach.
Essentially moving towards Expressionism, but rather than finding a visual equivalent to an emotional or spiritual state, Greg attempts to resolve the experience of being in the world, in paint; placing an order upon that chaos, and recording that order in paint.
President and Elected Artist Member : NZAFA
Adam Portrait Award, Finalist, 2010
Painting and Printmakers Award Finalist 2012
Adam Portrait Award Touring Finalist 2012
National Contemporary Art Award finalist 2014
Has been working in the arts for over 30 years with contributions to community art, including Pulse Urban Art festival murals and craft workshops. She is currently in a support role at Te Manawa Museum of Art. Pania earned her Diploma in Visual Arts Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, gradated Diploma of Teaching Massey University NZ, and currently Kawai Raupapa Raranga programme.
Her creative influences has come from recycling vintage items into primarily figurative forms, her work is always evolving and revitalizing traditional mediums from weaving, painting and sculpture.
Recycling or repurposed art seems a natural way create, there's a endless supply of materials all you have to do is see the beauty in junk, you no longer create so much waste you enhance it by turning it into art.
An Elected Artist Member of the NZAFA, and poet, is offering several large contemporary paintings and a range of smaller 2D and 3D works with an emphasis on sculptured canvas exhibiting depth and textural variation and visual challenge.
With a history of involvement in group, solo, selected and invited exhibitions, her work is held internationally in private, public and corporate collections. She has been both the recipient of art awards for contemporary painting and a selector and judge of awards. Working in oil, acrylic and watercolour Suzanne conducts a continuing conversation via image and word about land connections and identity in Aotearoa.
IBM ART AWARD Contemporary painting: Prizes: Tokoroa, Taupo & Marlborough Art Awards
Selected for Morpeth, Peters Doig, Matariki Series & 2014 Wellington Regional Arts Review
Painting acknowledging the gift of Tongariro National Park in 1887 to the Crown by Ngati Tuwhareto permanently displayed in the Tuwharetoa Gallery beside the Deed Of Gift in Taupo Museum.
“Ian Hamlin’s exhibition at the Bealey Gallery is a marvelously seductive experience – a procession of luscious realist art which becomes entirely therapeutic. Hamlin’s paintings are invested with a luminosity and strength; the perfect foil for his impeccable technique.”
- Christopher Moore, Arts editor, The Press 2004
GASP! Give Artists Space!
Open 20 October - 7 November
Opening Night Fri 24 October with guest performance from Christchurch artist Audrey Baldwin kicking off at 6pm
With this project the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has aimed to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to develop their skills and practice as well as diversify their audience. Artists have been provided with the opportunity to exhibit, curate, hang, market and sell their own work. The emerging artists have had complete artistic control of the running of the show under the guidance of members of the gallery staff.
The gallery hopes to provide ongoing opportunities to nurture young artists. This is in keeping with the long standing tradition of the Academy.
Invited artists including Kim Lowe, Rebecca Smallridge, Linda Lee, Audrey Baldwin, Sophie Scott, Matthew Paterson and Hamish Colman all from Christchurch are also included in the show just to give it a twist.
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