Fumbles for Rhymes

Wallace Arts Trust Collection Gallery
16 March - 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

Katie Blundell: Country Air

Whakāturanga Exhibition Gallery
30 April - 29 May 2022

Focussing on the human experience and making it both personal and universal, Katie Blundell expresses her thoughts, ideas and relationship to the world around her through art. 

Country Air was inspired by Blundell’s return to her family farm. 

Bev Kotkin-Smith | Jenny Davis | Sandy Burdon: North and South in our Backyard

Community Gallery
30 April - 29 May 2022

United by a love of painting, three local artists present work that takes inspiration from the natural environment.


Craig McClure & Jeremy Mayall: Pb.1.2022

Whakāturanga Exhibition & Community Galleries
4 June - 3 July 2022

A collaborative and immersive art experience spanning two gallery spaces.

Craig McClure is a contemporary visual artist who has studied and worked in a variety of creative fields. His artistic career in the Waikato has spanned over a decade and has often been in support of other artists. He is a doodler, painter, illustrator, muralist, curator, festival director and project manager. In 2016 McClure’s practice shifted to include installation and collaboration projects including sound design, sculpture, and theatrical lighting.

Jeremy Mayall is a composer, performer, collaborator and researcher from Kirikiriroa Hamilton. His work is primarily in the fields of music, sound art, installation and multimedia formats, with a focus on the interrelation between sound, time, space, the senses, and the human experience.

Join us for the opening on Saturday 4 June at 11am

Matariki Photographic Exhibition

'Remember the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future'
9 July - 14 August 2022

Submit a photo by Friday 1 July that speaks to one of the three key themes of Matariki:
1: Remembrance – Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki
2: Celebrating the present – Gathering together to give thanks for what we have
3: Looking to the future – Looking forward to the promise of a New Year

Drop your A3 size or smaller unframed work into the gallery (with name, title and contact number on the back) or email to info@morrinsvillegallery.org.nz with your name, the title of the work and your contact details.

Suss: figuring the impact of social order

Nicol Sanders O’Shea | Lynette Fisher | Anne Shirley | Heidi Martin Douglas | Donna Dinsdale | Darcell Apelu

Whakāturanga Exhibition Gallery 
9 July -14 August 2022

It is said that sustainability is about meeting our own needs without compromising the future generations to meet their own needs. This visual investigation plays with the notions of social imperatives within an intergenerational context with work crossing multi disciplinary lines to illuminate the way in which systemic issues surrounding social order can be expressed.   

Jennifer Wright: Our Lives

Community Gallery
9 July - 14 August 2022

Through travels across the globe, Jennifer Wright was struck by the stories that people can choose to tell about their lives - and all of the stories they choose not to tell.

This exhibition is intended to capture some of that fascination of the unknown that is felt when watching strangers or speaking with them.

Jennifer Wright is a New Zealand artist who works in oil paint and mixed media.
In 2014, she attended New York University (NYU) Steinhardt and studied fine art under Meleko Mokgosi and also studied finance at NYU Stern School of Business.


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