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Hemer wins the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award

Andre Hemer wins the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2011

Andre has won the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2011 with his painting Blue Poles. The painting references the famous US painter Jackson Pollock’s 1952 work in National Gallery of Australia.

Hemer’s painting includes a QR (quick response) code which, when scanned by an iPhone or barcode scanner, will provide visitors with a hyperlink locating the Pollock’s painting.

Andre has been living in Sydney since loosing his studio in the Christchurch earthquake. It’s been an exciting week for the artist. A newly commissioned wall work, ‘Screensaver’ (pictured below) was unveiled in the foyer of the South British Building in Shortland Street in Auckland. Art consultant Paul Baragwanath works with the owners of the historic building to present an ongoing series of site-specific art installations.

Next month Andre moves to Wellington to take up the Rita Angus residency. He will have a solo exhibition at Bartley + Company Art in December but meanwhile his work is centre-stage on our stand at the Auckland Art Fair.

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