EXHIBITIONS

MIKE MORGAN: REMINISCING

Main Gallery
14 January—6 February 2022
Opening 10.30am Friday 14 January 

Mike Morgan has been painting with oils for 50 years as a self taught artist, and exhibiting since the early 80's. He works with many mediums but oils are his preferred choice. Humour and fun can be seen running through Mike's work as he comments on social situations and behaviour.

MORRINSVILLE COLLEGE NCEA FOLIOS

Community Gallery
11 January—6 February 2022

Student work from 2021 will be on display in our Community Gallery throughout January.


ROBERT HAGAN : Spontaneous Abstraction

Community Gallery
11 January—6 February 2022

Robert Hagan is a local self-taught artist who started painting in the 1980s when he was in his 30s. Robert works intuitively and spontaneously with colour and texture. Taking inspiration from nature, he paints non-specific locations in an abstract style.


Coming up in February | FELIPE QUERIQUELLI : Before My Eyes Close

Main Gallery
12 February - 13 March 2022
Opening 11.00am Saturday 12 February

This photographic project originated with the need to investigate the changes in human beings over the last century, within a social and axiological sphere.
Felipe Queriquelli notes two relevant points for the realization of the photographic practice and also for the theoretical development of the work - the difficulty of communication and the fear of the end.


Coming up in February | BRUCE MAXWELL: Kōrerorero

Community Gallery
12 February - 13 March 2022
Opening 11.30am Saturday 12 February

A self-taught artist of Māori (Te Arawa, Ngati Rangiwewehi) and European (Scottish/English) descent, Bruce Maxwell presents a series of personal narratives in acrylic and charcoal.
Throughout his life, Bruce has created works that respond to the land & water and he continues to express his experiences while developing a personal symbolism and style.


Coming up in March 2022 in the Wallace Arts Trust Gallery - FUMBLES FOR RHYMES

Wallace Arts Trust Collection Gallery
Opening 16 March until 26 June 2022

Fumbles for Rhymes explores the use of humour by Aotearoa New Zealand artists - senior, mid-career and emergent. Presented through works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection, this exhibition begins with several artists who established themselves in the 1980s and employed a number of humorous motifs. They received recognition partly due to elements of witticism in their work. Fumbles for Rhymes shows how contemporary artists have used humour repeatedly in their practice. Featured Image: detail "Paradise Mound”, Laura Williams, 2021 Image courtesy of Laree Payne Gallery Photo credit to Mark Hamilton



 

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