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Upcoming Exhibitions At City Gallery Wellington

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19 AUGUST 2005

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Upcoming Exhibitions At City Gallery Wellington

It's a celebration of New Zealand art at City Gallery Wellington for the rest of 2005. Following on from the extraordinarily popular survey exhibition 'Small World, Big Town: Contemporary Art from Te Papa', City Gallery Wellington is proud to announce four exhibitions that will bring focused attention to the work of New Zealand artists:

JANE POUNTNEY 25 September - 20 November 2005
JEFFREY HARRIS 13 November 2005 - 6 February 2006
GRETCHEN ALBRECHT 13 November 2005 - 6 February 2006
YUK KING TAN 27 November 2005 - 6 February 2006

Jane Pountney - Wade in the Water

A tribute to one of Wellington's foremost landscape artists of recent decades, this exhibition brings together a number of Pountney's key paintings, moving from the operatic intensity of her large canvases of the 1980s and early 1990s to the smaller and more intimate beach paintings of recent years, when Pountney became entranced by figures she observed on the beach at Eastbourne, Wellington.

Jeffrey Harris Described by one critic as a collection of work that "roars like the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion", this survey exhibition is a testament to a lifelong journey - an autobiography in paint - by an outstanding New Zealand painter. The exhibition highlights major themes and key moments from Jeffrey Harris's 30 year career, ranging from razor-sharp etchings to jewel-like "icons", from sumptuous triptychs to a group of unflinching recent self-portraits.

Gretchen Albrecht: Returning

In 1981, Gretchen Albrecht produced the first of the works that she has since become renowned for - colour-saturated shaped canvases, paintings that sing and glow and smoulder. This exhibition tracks the development of Albrecht's signature style since that time, and underlines her position as one of our leading abstract painters.

Yuk King Tan - States of

Yuk King Tan is one of New Zealand's most acclaimed young artists, noted for her inventive practice that ranges across photography, sculpture, installation and video. Tan's site-specific installation, developed especially for City Gallery Wellington, will build on her past work and draw on her experience of shifting her home base to Hong Kong earlier this year.

More detailed information is available on all these projects. For further information, interview enquiries or to obtain images for reproduction, please contact:

City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding support from Wellington City Council

'Jeffrey Harris' is a Dunedin Public Art Gallery touring exhibition

'Gretchen Albrecht: Returning' is a Dunedin Public Art Gallery touring exhibition

City Gallery Wellington gratefully acknowledges the support of Asia Foundation New Zealand and Creative New Zealand in the presentation of 'Yuk King Tan - States of'.

ENDS

www.city-gallery.org.nz

NOW OPEN:

IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD - RECENT DESIGNS FOR COMMUNITY SPACES

Until 4 September 2005, in the Michael Hirschfeld Gallery

NOEL MCKENNA - SHELTERED LIFE

Until 18 September 2005

SMALL WORLD, BIG TOWN: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM TE PAPA

Until 30 October 2005

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