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

 


Leading Canterbury artists to showcase new works at NG Space


Leading Canterbury artists to showcase new works at NG Space


Bill Hammond Goods and services. Triptych 2013. Acrylic on stretched canvas. Reproduced courtesy of the artist

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu’s latest exhibition De Lautour / Greig / Hammond, featuring new works of art from leading Canterbury practitioners Tony de Lautour, Jason Greig and Bill Hammond, opens at the Gallery’s Madras Street space tomorrow.

Gallery director Jenny Harper says the exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for the three highly-respected, local artists to show their latest works.

“It has been a particularly challenging two years for these artists, with the loss of studio space and limited opportunities and venues for them to exhibit. So the Gallery is pleased to offer this chance for Christchurch gallery-goers to see new work by three artists with strong ties to Canterbury, where they have all trained and worked for many years.”

The new works exhibited in De Lautour / Greig / Hammond include a selection of De Lautour’s recent geometric abstract paintings, Greig’s exquisitely executed dreamscape monoprints and photo-relief montages and a stunning new painting by Hammond, featuring his iconic morphed birds inhabiting a primeval, subterranean landscape.

“It has been an absolute treat for me to engage with new work by these artists,” says Gallery curator Peter Vangioni.

“Hammond’s painting Goods and Services. Triptych is both beautifully traditional and utterly sumptuous, while the large scale of Greig’s latest monoprints, including ‘Farewell Italica… say goodnight Gracie’, is truly impressive. And De Lautour’s large painting, ‘Central Planning’, is an great example of his recent investigations into geometric abstraction and provides a fascinating counterpoint to his earlier work.”

De Lautour / Greig / Hammond offers an exciting opportunity for Christchurch residents to enjoy the new works in a fitting setting.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 2 February until Sunday 10 March 2013.

For more information visit www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz

-ENDS-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news