Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Southern Gothie, Confabulation, Spirit-ture-ality

Southern Gothie by Tony Bishop
Confabulation by Fionnaigh Mckenzie
Spirit-ture-ality by Mick Gentle

Thursday 3 –16th July 2003

ROAR! gallery 22 Vivian Street, Wellington.

Southern Gothie

I paint because I have to; it calms me down during periods of hyper mania and lifts me out of despair. My subject matter is a fondly remembered rural nostalgia tinged with occasional excursions into the darker aspects of human endeavour. There is a strong narrative element in my work. I think it imperative that we record our stories and give form to the pictures of our lives.

Tony Bishop


Confabulation, n. 1: An informal conversation. 2: A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered. 3: The intermingling of art and poetry, memory and imagination, reflection and conversation.

This exhibition is a conversation an interaction between different mediums, and also between my experiences and your responses. Perhaps this is also an imagined memory, an attempt to fill in the gaps created by mental illness and sexual abuse. Perhaps my artworks and poems are a way of filling the dark spaces with hope and beauty.

Fionnaigh Mckenzie

Spirit-ture-ality (spirituality + truth)

This body of work draws inspiration from Native American Indian Culture, and in particular their holistic understanding of health and medicine. He finds himself drawn to the practice Shamanism, and frequently during meditation visualises his next artistic project. The ‘medicine wheels’ in this exhibition come from ancient Native American practice, but has a double function for Mick, who says: “ I use painting to heal me.”

Mick Gentle

End Contact: Melissa Young Phone 385 7602

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news