"Yves Tanguy’s works (and mine) is based... on feeling and the exploration of the spontaneous and expressionistic side of art” – Suzanne Thornley.
Lost Property is a rediscovery of unique houses, stories and pieces of history, for anyone who wants to know about lost and at-risk iconic houses, people, paintings and stories from our recent past. Combining historical imagery and in-depth research, Lost Property connects the audience to the architecture through which history and a new era were given voice.
In this new exhibition Grant Sutherland continues his explorations in assemblage sculpture - breathing new life and humour into pre-loved everyday objects and discarded mechanical and industrial parts. Robyn Gibson’s new works contemplate the word ‘machine’ and how we relate it to some of our human actions.
Working The Grid… presents a fresh approach to exploring the concepts of ‘Square’ and ‘Grid’. Anna Klekottka is exhibiting paintings from the last three years representing different series such as the Lines, Planes, Squares sequence, Prayer Flags, Skies paintings and individual works relating to the topic.
A performance installation constructed with string, glass, and steel. Based around the concept of watching what you are doing, this installation is a tale of caution. During the exhibition opening, an invitation is offered to members of the audience to stand parallel to the artist and look him in the eyes, but only through the reflections of the glass.
Behind These Walls is a brief history which reveals some of the vast collection of works that adorned this city's walls, and some that still do – although often hidden!
The exhibition will contain historical and contemporary images, biographic histories of a number of important artists and works, as well as a timeline and guide to Auckland's Modernist Murals.
Simon Kerr, one-time member of the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall gang, prison escapee and activist has turned his remarkable talents to painting, creating a body of work which is both narrative and allegorical. These works are often autobiographical in nature, exploring Kerr’s controversial history and his Devonport upbringing.
As a small boy, Grant Sutherland enjoyed taking apart mechanical objects and reassembling them. In this new exhibition, Grant continues his childhood explorations playfully utilising found and salvaged objects from the past ‒ breathing new life and humour into pre-loved everyday objects and discarded mechanical and industrial parts.