Newsletter May 2017

Newsletter May 2017

Welcoming Oliver Perkins to Parehuia

Image from artist. 

We welcome Christchurch based artist Oliver Perkins to Parehuia - McCahon House Artist's Residency (May-Aug 2017).

Oliver Perkins's intensive studio based practice is in continuous dynamic dialogue with the form and history of painting. His paintings hover between a declaration of formal intent and material process. He studied at Christchurch School of Art and Design before being awarded the Tanz Scholarship in 2005, which saw him complete his MA with distinction at the prestigious Chelsea College of Art in London. His work is held in leading collections worldwide including Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, University of the Arts Collection (London), Saatchi Gallery (London) and Zabludowicz Collection (London). 

A solo exhibition of Perkins's new work will be held at Hopkinson Mossman this month.

More information on the exhibition:
Hopkinson Mossman
Opening Friday 26 May 6-8pm
26 May - 24 June

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy post residency talk and exhibition

Image from artist. 

Since concluding her residency in November 2016, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy has been busy working on multiple projects. Sarah's inner city bee project "For the Love of Bees" is a social sculpture and recently featured in Paperboy Magazine.

Sarah is also in a parallel solo exhibition at Artspace alongside works from Yuki Kihara and Shannon Te Ao opening 18th May.  Her post-residency show opens in October at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.  In early June Sarah will talk about her residency experience "In Conversation" with Natasha Conland, contemporary art curator at Auckland Art Gallery. Details as follows:

“Frequency of the Earth”
Opening Thursday 18th May 5-7pm
18 May - 1 July

“Learning How to Listen - Conversation between Sarah Smuts-Kennedy and Natasha Conland”
Thursday 1st June
6 - 7pm
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Entry via clock tower

New McCahon show at Wellington City Gallery

Image courtesy of City Gallery and Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.

Wellington's City Gallery is currently showing a new McCahon exhibition curated by Robert Leonard and Wynstan Curnow.  Featuring many works rarely seen in public, the exhibition On Going Out with the Tide explores McCahon’s engagement with Maori themes and ideas in his works from the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition runs until 30th July 2017. McCahon House director Vivienne Stone will contribute to a panel discussion as part of the public programme.

McCahon House: History & Mythology -
Vivienne Stone, Aaron Lister and Shannon Te Ao

Monday 12th June
6.00 pm
City Gallery
Free entry

Alumni artists' exhibitions

Lisa Reihana, Fiona Pardington and others (Group Show)
The Gendered Lens
Milford Galleries , Dunedin
20 May - 14 June

Richard Lewer 
Getting to Know You
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
3 May - 27 May

Tiffany Singh
The Journey of a Million Miles - Following Steps
NZ Maritime Museum, Auckland
18 Mar - 3 Sept

Dan Arps  
Tinnitus Miracle
Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
11 May - 3 Jun 

Jim Speers (Group Show)
In Play: Hany Armanious, Peter Robinson & Jim Speers
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
1 Apr - 23 Jul

Lisa Reihana
Venice Biennale, Italy
15 May - 26 Nov


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