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Favourite Artists 2 N E W

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Edited by

Denis Robinson


The sixty artists chosen this time again show the amazing variety of ideas, talent and techniques we have in New Zealand, which judging from their own sales is finding a very receptive market, not only here but in some cases internationally. The mediums used range from pastel to polystyrene, and this book shows a representative sample of each artists work. It also gives brief biographical details of their art background; often how they got started, where they made breakthroughs, awards and significant events that shaped their success today. Creativity of any type is by necessity a very solitary occupation. It is just the artist with their imagination, eyes and hands working together in total collaboration, using whatever medium they need or prefer to reach a yet unknown final goal. It would also seem that formal art training can liberate and develop talent in some cases, but also many of these artists are selftaught or have developed from an opportunity they have seen and taken at some time in their lives. Browse through the variety of stunning images from these talented New Zealanders, and keep this book as a future reference to follow the progress of the artists you admire. Contact details for them are on the last page. You will get hours of pleasure and inspiration from the pages of this book.

Denis Robinson has been involved with art most of his life. After training in art and design in Wellington he worked as a designer in marketing before travelling overseas where he spent some time as a tour guide to the great art museums of Europe. On his return to New Zealand, Denis opened New Zealand’s first design office/creative studio in Wellington. Since moving to Auckland he has managed a number of prominent art galleries and initiated the inaugural Auckland Art Fair in 2005. His work as an art consultant along with the experience gained operating gallery tours has given him unique access to the portfolios of New Zealand’s most popular contemporary artists. He is a leading authority on currently practising artists throughout New Zealand as shown in his books – New Zealand’s Favourite Artists2, New Zealand: A Painted Country New Zealand in Watercolour New Zealand on Canvas New Zealand Gallery Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand Christchurch - an Artists’ Tribute When not travelling Denis lives on the Hibiscus Coast north of Auckland from where he operates his own art and design consultancy, connecting artists with art lovers. Denis can be contacted via his website: www.artdirection.co.nz


N E W

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Favourite Artists 2

Edited by Denis Robinson


First published 2008. Saint Publishing 2002 Ltd Auckland, New Zealand. www.saintpublish.co.nz

Front Cover: Clockwise from top left:

Copyright © this book, Saint Publishing 2002 Ltd.

RACHEL OLSEN, Lochmara Kayaks 2005 Acrylic on board, 80 x 60cm

Artworks reproduced in this book copyright © the artists ISBN 1-87729074-2 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. The publisher would like to acknowledge the assistance and permission of the individual artists, dealers and collectors represented in this book. Book compiled, edited and designed by Denis Robinson Printed in Malaysia by Print Resources Edge Sdn Bhd.

JUSTIN SUMMERTON, Lemming Syndrome 2007 Oil on canvas, 100 x 127cm

JAYNE THOMAS, Rehearsal 2006 Oil and encaustic on canvas, 100 x 80cm JANE CRISP, Tane Mahuta’s Triumph 2007 Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 200cm Title Page: SUE SCHAARE, Moods 2005 Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 150cm Half-title Page: PETER WALLERS, Lonely Wharf by the Sea Oil on board, 110 x 110cm Back Cover: RUSSELL JACKSON, Cow–Mt Eden 2007 Oil and enamel on board, 100 x 120cm


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Favourite A rtists 2

Sixty of the most popular artists exhibiting in New Zealand today


Adrienne Pavelka: Waiau River 2006 (detail), Oil on canvas, 45 x 60cm

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Contents Introduction............................................................................................................................. 7

Glen Mills.................................................................................................................... 68

Tony Allain.....................................................................................................................8

Sofia Minson............................................................................................................. 70

Liam Barr..................................................................................................................... 10

Christian Nicolson................................................................................................. 72

Philip Beadle............................................................................................................. 12

Tony Ogl...................................................................................................................... 74

Valerie Beale.............................................................................................................. 14

Lance O’Gorman.................................................................................................... 76

Ken Beatson.............................................................................................................. 16

Peter O’Hagan.......................................................................................................... 78

Deidre Copeland.................................................................................................... 18

Rachel Olsen............................................................................................................. 80

Jane Crisp................................................................................................................... 20

Patterson Parkin...................................................................................................... 82

John Crump.............................................................................................................. 22

Adrienne Pavelka................................................................................................... 84

Brian Dahlberg........................................................................................................ 24

Steev Peyroux.......................................................................................................... 86

Richard Darbyshire............................................................................................... 26

Carole Prentice........................................................................................................ 88

Donna Demente.................................................................................................... 28

Craig Primrose......................................................................................................... 90

Ted Dutch................................................................................................................... 30

Raymond Ramsay.................................................................................................. 92

Amber Emm............................................................................................................. 32

Jane Riley.................................................................................................................... 94

Jody Hope Gibbons............................................................................................. 34

Sue Schaare............................................................................................................... 96

Ian Hamlin.................................................................................................................. 36

Eion Stevens............................................................................................................. 98

Jason Hicks................................................................................................................ 38

Justin Summerton............................................................................................. 100

Colin Higgins............................................................................................................ 40

Cynthia Taylor........................................................................................................ 102

Russell Hollings....................................................................................................... 42

Jayne Thomas....................................................................................................... 104

Russell Jackson........................................................................................................ 44

Christine Tizard..................................................................................................... 106

Anna-Marie Kingsley........................................................................................... 46

Garrick Tremain.................................................................................................... 108

Aaron Kereopa........................................................................................................ 48

Geoff Tune............................................................................................................... 110

Peter Lambert.......................................................................................................... 50

Peter Wallers.......................................................................................................... 112

Wendy Leach............................................................................................................ 52

Angus Watson...................................................................................................... 114

Lawrence Leitch..................................................................................................... 54

Kate Watson........................................................................................................... 116

John McCormack................................................................................................... 56

Marilynn Webb..................................................................................................... 118

Ewan McDougall.................................................................................................... 58

Stephen Marty Welch...................................................................................... 120

Timon Maxey............................................................................................................ 60

Tim Wilson............................................................................................................... 122

Tracy Mathewson.................................................................................................. 62

Paul Woodruffe.................................................................................................... 124

Dalene Meiring....................................................................................................... 64

Emma Wright........................................................................................................ 126

Brian Millard.............................................................................................................. 66

Gallery Contact Details................................................................................................128

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Introduction It has always interested me to see at art awards or exhibitions where there is a “people’s choice’” vote, that the winners of the people’s choice are usually different from those works to which the judges award prizes. This shows up the wide gap between so-called art critics and what New Zealanders really like for visual pleasure and enjoyment in their lives, and this is borne out in the sales popularity of my first book of New Zealand’s favourite artists, published in 2006. For this second volume I have used the same criteria in gathering artists for selection: I invited more than eighty dealer galleries throughout the country to nominate their top-selling artists and any newer artists who were attracting the interest of art lovers. I also listened to a network of advisers who let me know of other artists who were making an impact in particular regions. This information, coupled with my own research, gave me a wide range from which to choose and resulted in the selection you now see in this book – the popular people’s choice. The sixty artists chosen this time, again demonstrate a variety of ideas, techniques and talent. Judging by the sales of their work, they are finding a very receptive market both here in New Zealand and also internationally in some cases. Most works herein are two-dimensional paintings, but there are a few that stretch the boundaries, like Aaron Kereopa’s carving and painting polystyrene, and the photographical painting with light that Wendy Leach has developed. While this book shows only a small sample of each artist’s work, it also gives brief biographical details of their art background;

often how they got started, where they made breakthroughs, and awards and significant events that have shaped their success today. Creativity of any type is by necessity a very solitary occupation. It is just the artist with their imagination, eyes and hands working together in total collaboration, using whatever medium they need or prefer to reach a yet-unknown goal. Having visited many of the artists and seen their places of work, which range from purpose- designed-and-built studios to the corner of a garage, a converted bedroom or just a kitchen table, it seems that great work will find its outlet regardless of the working environment. It would also seem that formal art training can liberate and develop talent in some cases, but also many of these artists are self-taught or have developed from an opportunity they have seen and taken at some time in their lives. It never fails to excite me when the book eventually takes its final shape after months of work, as I browse through the variety of stunning images from these talented New Zealanders. Please keep the book as a future reference and follow the progress of the artists you admire. You will find contact details for galleries at which they exhibit, on the back page. I hope you will get hours of pleasure and inspiration from the pages of this book.

Denis Robinson

Opposite: COLIN HIGGINS Quintessence 2007 (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 101 x 76cm Above: SOFIA MINSON Matawhaorua 2007. Oil on canvas, 130 x 130cm

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Tony Allain

1949

born on Guernsey, Channel Islands. Self-taught artist, paints mainly in pastel now, but also oil and watercolour

1976

elected member of the Royal Watercolour Societies Art Club, London. Exhibited annually until 1980

1977–2001 solo exhibitions include, UK ; The Georgian House, Channel Islands; Duke of Richmond House; The Royal Hotel Hall; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Brighton Museum & Art Gallery; The Gallery in Cork Street, London, UK 1992

moved to Cornwall to paint with the “Painters of Light” St Ives

1999–2005 annual painting trips to Venice, Italy 2000–05 2002

exhibited at the Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea, London commissioned by Cunard Lines for twelve large paintings for the state rooms on board Queen Mary 2

2003

selected and exhibited with the St Ives Society of Arts, Cornwall, UK

2004

selected and exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London

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2005

emigrated to New Zealand

Opposite:

2006

first prize inaugural Tasman/Nelson Open Art Award, People’s Choice, Tasman/Nelson Open Art Award. Best Still life, Southland Art Society

Sunday Brunch 2007 Pastel on paper 46 x 46cm

Above:

Golden Water 2007 Pastel on paper 30 x 30cm

2007

The Pastel Journal Honourable Award, USA

Lives and works from his studio in Nelson Represented by: Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, Auckland; Statements Gallery, Napier Website:

refer gallery websites


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Liam Barr

1966

born Lyttelton, Banks Peninsula

2003

Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia, Adrift–Journeys To The Other Me

2004

group show, Fishers Fine Arts, Christchurch. New & Existing Works, Le Strange Gallery, Christchurch

2005

Allegory Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Works. Finalist in Martin Hughes Art Award Exhibition, Auckland. New Works, Banks Peninsula Art Auction, Lyttelton

2006

New Works, Emerge Gallery, Wellington. Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, Spring Catalogue

2007

Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland Opposite:

Totara Graveyard 2006 Oil on canvas, 56 x 76cm

Represented by: Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Above:

Che 2006 Oil on canvas, 56 x 76cm

Website:

Left:

Pou - Totem 2007 Oil on canvas, 183 x 61cm

Lives in Wellington, New Zealand

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Philip Beadle

1959

born in Christchurch

1978–81

University of Auckland studying architecture, University of Canterbury studying commerce

1983–89

lived in the Mackenzie Country working seasonally at Ohau Ski Area, watercolour painting and screenprinting with the mountainous environment for inspiration

1992

travelled and painted in Canada, USA, South America, France and Spain

1993

started working with acrylic and oils and exhibiting in group shows – joined regular life drawing group and set up studio

1995

etching course at Christchurch Polytechnic and developed skills in monotype and drypoint

1996

painting trip to England, France, Switzerland

1997

Merit Award – Malvern Community Art Society, Merit Award – Ashburton Society of Art

1998

first solo exhibition

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1999

painting trip to France and Italy. Members’ Choice Award – COCA gallery, Christchurch

2001

Premier Art Award – Ashburton Society of Art

2006

Trust Power Award – Ashburton Society of Art. Painting trip to France and Italy

2001–07

annual exhibitions at Millwood Gallery, Wellington and Little River Gallery, Banks Peninsula

Works in oil, watercolour, drypoint and monotype. Lives in Christchurch Represented by: Parnell Gallery, Auckland; The Print Shop, Auckland; Millwood Gallery, Wellington; Merivale Fine Arts, Christchurch; Little River Gallery, Banks Peninsula; Central Art Gallery, Queenstown; Gallery De Novo, Dunedin Website:

www.philipbeadle.co.nz or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Summer Patchwork 2006 Oil on streched canvas 100 x 90cm

Above:

Bath House 2007 Oil on stretched canvas 100 x 90cm

Left:

Oriental Bay 2007 Oil on streched canvas 100 x 90cm


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Valerie Beale

1951

born Palmerston North

1985

commenced painting full time. Finalist Bay of Plenty Art Awards1986

1987

finalist Telecom Art Awards

1988

finalist Bay Art Award

2000

painting purchased by the New Zealand Consulate for Fiji

2006

study and painting expedition to the Cook Islands. First solo exhibition Destination Pasifika sold out at Art Of This World, Devonport, Auckland

Valerie’s work is held in many private collections both internationally and in New Zealand. Valerie is influenced by her extended Samoan family and her many trips to the Islands

Opposite:

The Card Game 2007 Acrylic on canvas 102 x 102cm

Above:

Fragrant Seduction 2006 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 76cm

Left:

Tivaevae Washday 2006 Acrylic on canvas 76 x 76cm

Lives in the Bay of Plenty Represented by: Art Of This World, Devonport, Auckland Website:

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Ken Beatson

Born in Auckland 1976

four years graphic design, London

1980–1994 graphic design, Auckland 1994

exhibition Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport

1997

won Waitakere Art Award

1998

exhibited Fishers Fine Arts, Auckland

2000

won Mainland Art Award

2001

won Mainland Art Award

2004

exhibited The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

Paints in oils, and concentrates on the still life with luminous studies of fruit, vegetables and flowers in natural light. Lives on Auckland’s North Shore Represented by: Fisher Galleries, Christchurch; The Artists Room, Dunedin Website:

refer gallery websites

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Opposite:

Asparagus in a Glass Bowl 2007 Oil on canvas, 56 x 36cm

Above:

Tea with Granny 2006 Oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm


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Deidre Copeland

1972

born Lumsden, Southland. Attended Dipton Primary, Central Southland College

1991–93

Dunedin School of Art, graduating Diploma Fine Arts

1994

Dunedin Teachers College, graduating Diploma of Teaching

1994–97

taught art and photography at Tauranga Girls’ College, travelled to Japan, teaching, illustration and exhibitions

1998–2000 travelled, UK and Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia 2000–03

resident artist and teacher at Bearwood College, England

2004

returned to Central Otago, New Zealand commencing full-time art career. First Cleveland Art Awards plus People’s Choice award, First SBS art awards plus People’s Choice Award. Second Mainland Art Award

2005

second Dunedin Rotary Art Awards plus People’s Choice Award

2006

finalist, Adams New Zealand Portraiture Award

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Lives in Cromwell, Central Otago Represented by: The Artist’s Room, Dunedin; The Red Tussock Gallery, Alexandra; Toi o Tahuna, Queenstown Website:

www.dee-art-space.com or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Spy 2005 Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm

Above:

Patric 2004 Oil on canvas 140 x 100cm

Right:

Lost Chief 2006 Oil on canvas 160 x 80cm


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Jane Crisp 2006

Best Mural Design Award, Resene Mural Masterpieces Competition

2006

The Journey, Franklin Arts and Cultural Centre. Joint exhibition with Tania Young and Kahira Ball

2006

opening exhibition Blue Orange Gallery, Tuakau, Franklin. Quattro Pittori, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin. Joint exhibition with Ken Beatson, Allan Batt and Jan Ingram

2007

solo exhibition The Artist’s Room, Dunedin Ki Te Ao Marama - Into The World Of Light

1970

born in Auckland

1988

studied graphic design Auckland Technical Institute

Lives in Pukekawa, Franklin, North Waikato

first solo exhibition Look Deep Within Franklin Arts and Cultural Centre, Pukekohe, Auckland

Websites: www.janecrisp.co.nz www.artfind.co.nz or refer gallery websites

2003

2004

first place James Chapman Award, Franklin Arts Festival

2005

first place People’s Choice Award, Franklin Arts Festival

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Represented by: The Artist’s Room, Dunedin Opposite:

Wairua O Te Paua 2005 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80cm

Below:

Tane Mahuta’s Triumph 2007 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 200cm


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John Crump

1943

born in Wellington

1948–59

school years, keen interest in art as a subject

1960–63

one year at Wellington School of Design then worked as a graphic artist

1964–71

trained as a teacher and taught in Wellington area. Started painting landscapes as a hobby. Three successful one-man shows during this period. Merit in Kelliher Art Awards 1969

1972–89

painting full time. Involved in many oneman and group shows with a number of galleries. Began tutoring in oil painting at art clubs and polytechnic classes nationally

1990–95

teaching art at secondary level full time and privately. Expanded subject matter to include still life and flowers

1996–2007 back to full-time painting. Opened a gallery at home in Otaki as well as continuing to exhibit with dealer galleries. Began working on large-scale landscapes to better portray his love of the land 2007

moved with his wife Kay to a new house and gallery in Glenorchy

Represented by: McGregor Wright Gallery, Raumati; Lewis Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt Website:

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www.johncrump.co.nz or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Morning Calm, Pukerua Coastline 2004 Oil on canvas 120 x 95cm

Left:

White Horse Bay Nor-wester 2004 Oil on canvas 130 x 100cm

Below:

Heavy Snow on the Humboldt Range, Routeburn 2007 Oil on canvas 43 x 115cm


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Brian Dahlberg

1944

born in Ashburton. Educated at Nelson College and Wanganui College

1959–60

had personal tuition with World War II artist (and map maker for General Freyberg) the late Ted Lewis

1968–69

studied figure, portraiture and landscape under the late Dame Louise Henderson

1976

winner of the inaugural George Harrison Orange Festival Award

1977

finalist in the Benson and Hedges Award

1975–85

exhibitions in various New Zealand centres and Australia

1997

winner of the Macalister Award

1999

exhibitions in Auckland, Wellington and Napier

2000

exhibitions in Napier and Auckland and Zug, Switzerland

Represented in embassies and private collections in USA, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, UK, Holland, Australia and throughout New Zealand

Opposite:

Otira 2007. Oil on canvas board, 45 x 75cm

Represented by: International Art Centre, Auckland

Above top:

The Water Hazard 2002. Oil on canvas board, 60 x 120cm

Website:

Above:

Springfield 2005. Oil on canvas board, 55 x 100cm

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refer gallery website


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Richard Darbyshire

1973

born in Hamilton

1992–95

Diploma 3D Design, ceramics major, Waikato Polytechnic

2000–02

Diploma in Art and Craft, Hungry Creek Art & Craft School

2002

painting major honours in Art and Craft, painting major. Oeuvre, Arts Desire, Warkworth

2003

solo exhibitions Approach?, Depot Art Space; Shedding Time and Moving On, Arts Desire, Warkworth

2003

Richard Darbyshire, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland

2004

Richard Darbyshire, Arts Desire

2006

The Mahu Westside Totara Massive, Arts Desire, Warkworth. The Introverted, Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland

2007

The Drips Lines, Morgan Street Gallery. Off the Wall, Auckland Art Gallery

Represented by: Bank Street Gallery, Whangarei; Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland Website:

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refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Of a darker nature 2004 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 60 x 90cm

Above:

Brass Monkey 2003 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 40 x 30cm


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Donna Demente

1987

educated at Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland

1990–present: regularly exhibiting at private and public art galleries in the South Island, including Aigantighe, Forrester, Otago Museum and the 1993 Feminenshroud group show at Dunedin Public Art Gallery as part of the Suffrage Centennial 1991

won the Supreme Award at the Wearable Art Awards. Went on to win the Wedding Section in 1996, and the Director’s Choice Award in 1997

1995

moved to Oamaru

1999–2005

exhibited at Temple Gallery in Dunedin

2000

established Oamaru Midwinter Masquerade Festival

2001

artwork commissioned by Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, for permanent display

2002

established Whitestone Artists’ Collective and the Grainstore Gallery in Oamaru’s Historic District. Began involvement in Queenstown Winter Festival

2003

established Summer Arts Carnevale in Oamaru. Began exhibiting at SOCA gallery in Auckland

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2006

first solo show in Auckland at SOCA gallery, and began showing at The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

Represented by: SOCA gallery, Newton, Auckland; The Artist’s Room, Dunedin. Website:

refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Eros 2007 Acrylic on board 112 x 142cm

Above:

Lunik 2006 Acrylic on wood 110cm diameter


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Ted Dutch 1987

Merit Award for Ceramics, Zagreb Triennial Exhibition, Croatia. Subsequent Merit Awards in 1990, 1993 and 1996

2001

Portage Trust – Award for Ceramic Art, Waitakere, Auckland

2003

solo exhibition, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland. Retrospective, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland

2004

Filling in Time, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland. Solo exhibition, Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, Auckland

2005

A Quiet Master, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland

1928

born in London, England

1939–45

studied at Technical College School of Art, south-west Essex, London

2006

1945

attended St Martin’s School of Art in London part time

Little World, Artigiano Gallery, Auckland

2007

1948

worked as a commercial artist, cartoon film maker and illustrator, England

1951

moved to New Zealand

Shaping Modernism (group exhibition), Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier; New Work, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland

1965

Print Club USA – 50th Anniversary Exhibition (only New Zealand artist included, showing with works from Picasso, Chagall, Miró)

1966

Print Club USA – Annual Show Merit Award

1970

solo print show, Auckland – subsequent solo print shows followed in 1972; 1973 Christchurch; 1978 Wellington

1975

Ceramics Show, Auckland – solo ceramics shows followed in 1976, 1981, 1985; 1977 and 1978 Wellington; 1979 Christchurch

1980

Faenza Annual Exhibition, Italy

1980

Merit Award for Ceramics, Fletcher Challenge Award

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Represented by: Sanderson Contemporary Art, Parnell, Auckland Website:

refer gallery website

Opposite:

City 2007 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 170cm

Right:

Horseman with Yellow Helmet 2005 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 60cm


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Amber Emm 2001

exhibited at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), Auckland winning “People’s Choice”. Started painting in acrylics

2002

solo exhibition in Akaroa, started Walnuts mural company. Exhibited at RNZYS, Auckland

2003

exhibited at RNZYS, Auckland, winning “People’s Choice”. Solo exhibition Ted Rope gallery, Dargaville

2004

winner of Laurie Coons award for Landscape. Solo exhibition at Ted Rope Gallery

1966

born in Auckland as Amber Taylor

1982

left Glenfield College and started signwriting apprenticeship

2005

exhibited RNZYS, Auckland, winning “People’s Choice”

1990

started painting watercolours for pleasure

2006

1992

had first exhibition sold eleven of fifteen paintings

second in the Professional section in Royal Easter Show. Had joint exhibition with father in Taupo

2007

joint exhibition at Matakana Gallery

2000

started painting full time and teaching painting to adults

The Big Lean 2007 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 150cm

Above:

Roadside Flax 2007 Acrylic on canvas 104 x 76cm

Below:

Bethells 2 2007 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 150cm

Lives in Whenuapai, Auckland Represented by: Matakana Gallery; Artport Gallery; Monmo Gallery, Orewa Website:

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Opposite:

refer gallery websites


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Jody Hope Gibbons

1966

born in Auckland

1984

lived in Finland on Rotary Exchange Programme

1985–99

worked in advertising industry – design, copywriting, sales management and training

1999–2001 began exhibiting and full-time practice, studied part time in various arts programmes including ASA and Artstation. Started working with Hallmark Cards and travelled to New York for inspiration and work 2001

Certificate of Visual Arts, Rutherford College

2005

Mastery Programme, Advanced Mixed Media Painting

Lives in Matakana, Warkworth, Northland Represented by: Bank Street Gallery, Whangarei; Letham Gallery, Zone Gallery, Palette Gallery, Auckland; 4 ArtSake Gallery, Ohope; Little River Gallery, Banks Peninsula; Bonz Gallery, Queenstown Website:

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www.hopegibbons.com or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Retro VI 2007 Mixed media on board 137 x 91cm

Above:

Ascent 2006 Mixed media on board 46 x 46cm

Below:

Of the Land 2006 Mixed media on board 40 x 130cm


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Ian Hamlin

1960

born in Pukekohe

1977

completed Fine Arts Preliminary at Greymouth High School, began painting full time

1978

first exhibition in Greymouth sold out

1980

moved to Dunedin with sell-out show at the Rosslyn Gallery

1981

accepted to exhibit for the first time at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington

1983

moved to Wellington with sell-out show at the Molesworth Gallery

1986

spent year in Perth, exhibited in Artists for World Peace at Fremantle Arts Centre

1990

guest artist at 20th Century British Art Fair at the Barbican Centre, London

1995

elected Artist member of New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

1998

Artists for Tibet Luck Fun Gallery, Auckland

2001

elected to council of New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

2007

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Tears of Tane’s Children invited artists, Whangarei Art Museum

2007

elected Vice President of New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Lives in Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds Represented by: International Art Centre, Auckland; Art Of This World, Devonport; Thornton Gallery, Hamilton; Williams Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington; Gillan Gallery, Blenheim; Bealey Gallery, Christchurch; Artworks, Wanaka; The Artist’s Room, Dunedin; Brentwood Arts Centre, Stockton Heath, Cheshire; Lacy Road Gallery, Putney, London Website:

www.ianhamlin.co.nz or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

New Dawn III – Waitaki River 2006 Oil on canvas 60 x 90cm

Above:

After the Rain II – Karamea 2003 Oil on canvas 40 x 60cm


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Jason Hicks

1973

born in Wanganui

1991

H.D. Robertson art award, installation Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

1993

Certificate in Design Photography, Wellington Polytechnic

1996

DAC photographic scholarship, Wellington Polytechnic

1997

graduated Bachelor of Design (Photography), Victoria University of Wellington

1998

became a full-time artist

2002

merit award, Norsewear Art Awards

2003

ROSL ARTS UK travel scholarship

2004

finalist, Norsewear Art Awards. ROSL ARTS UK exhibition, Jerwood Gallery, London

2006

Flight, Parnell Gallery, Auckland. Magpie, ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo. Triple Shot, Shed 11, Wellington, with Lynne Sandri and Sally Burton

2007

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Ruby, Parnell Gallery, Auckland, Times four with Lynne Sandri, Sally Burton and Katherine Manchester at Shed 11 Wellington

Lives in Upper Hutt, Wellington. Represented by: Parnell Gallery Auckland; ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo; Toi o Tahuna, Queenstown

Opposite:

The Key 2007 Oil on canvas 90 x 90cm

Website:

Above:

The Returning 2007 Oil on canvas 70 x 50cm

Artfind.co.nz or refer gallery websites


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Colin Higgins

1954

born Denniston, West Coast

1980s

worked predominantly in oils & watercolours, gaining acclaim for nautical works & landscapes

1990s

specialised in providing artists impressions to building companies, architects & real estate industries

2001

moved to Temuka, South Canterbury & began to persue painting full time

2005

first place, acrylics/mixed media - Alpine Energy Art Awards - Geraldine

2006

first & third place, acrylics/mixed media and overall winner – Alpine Energy Art Awards, Geraldine. Best in show – Locations Art awards, Queenstown

2007

Open Art Awards overall winner, 13th Biennial Art Awards – North Otago Art society, Oamaru. Overall winner – Westpac Art Awards, South Canterbury. Best Contemporary Work – Locations Art awards, Queenstown

He works full time from his Temuka studio, and is President of The South Canterbury Arts Society

Opposite:

Represented by: Opihi Gallery, Temuka; Ice House Gallery, Methven

Corporate Conformist 4 – Retirement 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 61cm Awarded overall winner 13th Biennial Art Awards, Oamaru, 2007

Above:

Quintessence 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 101 x 76cm Awarded overall winner Westpac Art Awards, South Canterbury 2007

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Russell Hollings

1948

born in Auckland

1967

won first prize, the R.J. Barnett Art Award

1970

solo exhibitions at Falcon Gallery, Auckland

1974

Dunham Gallery, Auckland

1983

Gallery Pacific, Auckland, Kirkcaldie & Stains, Wellington

1987

The Pumphouse, Takapuna, Auckland

1990

Ferner Gallery, Auckland, Ritchies Fine Arts, Christchurch, Molesworth Gallery, Wellington

1991

Molesworth Gallery, Wellington

1992

Park Royal, Queenstown, Ritchies Fine Arts, Christchurch, Park Royal, Queenstown, Ferner Gallery, Auckland

1993

Ferner Gallery, Auckland and Wellington

1994

Arrowtown Museum

1995

Ritchies Fine Arts, Christchurch, Ferner Gallery, Auckland

1996

Ferner Gallery, Auckland

1997

Gilchrist Gallery, Brisbane, Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland

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1999

Ferner Gallery, Wellington

2002

Gillan Gallery, Auckland, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney

2004–05

New Grafton Gallery, London, Gillan Gallery, Auckland

2005–06

Jonathan Grant Gallery, Auckland

2007

Remuera Gallery, Auckland

Lives in Auckland Represented by: Remuera Gallery, Auckland Website:

www.remuera-gallery.co.nz

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White House Franklin Road 2007 Oil on board, 43 x 48cm

Above top:

Still Life with Flounder 2007 Oil on board, 37 x 45cm

Above:

Winter Repairs Little Shoal Bay 2007. Oil on board, 45 x 51cm


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Russell Jackson

1947

born in Auckland

1967–68

attended University of Auckland (art history and anthropology)

1971

Diploma of Graphic Arts, Auckland Institute of Technology

1976

became a full-time artist

1980–82

studied printmaking at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and Auckland Society of Arts

1982–2008 exhibited annually throughout New Zealand and internationally Collections: University of Auckland; James Wallace Arts Trust; Rotorua Art Gallery; Te Tuhi/Manukau City; Waitakere City; Te Papa Museum, Wellington; Auckland Art Gallery; McCahon House, Titirangi; Peter Webb Gallery, Auckland; Judith Anderson Gallery, Hawkes Bay; Tynte Gallery, Adelaide; Weinneger Gallery, Boston; Tryon Gallery, London Jackson is known for his New Zealand natural bush and coastal landscapes Email:

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Hahei, Hereheretaura Point 2003 Oil and enamel on board 120 x 120cm

Above:

Cow – Mt Eden 2007 Oil and enamel on board 100 x 120cm


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Anna-Marie Kingsley

1969

born in Whitianga, Coromandel

1986–2001 painting in watercolours 2005

started painting in acrylics and held first exhibition at Carterton Information Centre Gallery

2006

sold almost seventy-five artworks through cafĂŠs and local exhibitions

2007

realised a market for Bloke Art after listening to group of property developers lamenting lack of art that appealed to them. Painting of Tui bottles purchased by Dominion Breweries head office. Received two highly commended awards for artworks entered into FabWaiArt Awards. Accepted into New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts winter and spring exhibitions

Trustee on board of Wai Art Trust; promoting and supporting Wairarapa artists Lives in Carrington, Carterton, Wairarapa Represented by: Carterton Exhibition Centre Website:

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www.waiart.org.nz

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Tui bottles 2007 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120cm

Above:

Taps 2007 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120cm

Left:

Chains 2007 Acrylic on canvas 76 x 100cm


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Aaron Kereopa 2007

joint exhibition with Sofia Minson at Toi o Tahuna gallery, Queenstown

Aaron often draws on the rich Raglan environment and his mother’s weaving to produce his unique surfboard carvings. He carves into the surfboard blanks (the blanks are the high-density polystyrene foam cores that would otherwise later be coated in fibreglass) then follows that with several layers of paint. Lives in Raglan Represented by: Toi o Tahuna gallery, Queenstown Website: 1971

born in Huntly Rahui Pokeka. Raised in Te Akau and Whaingaroa, Raglan

1985–90

Wesley College, Paerata

www.toi.co.nz

Opposite:

Ko Tehea Ara (Which Path) 2007. Carved surfboard blanks, 159 x 198cm

Right:

Pitototo (Blood Relative) 2007. Carved surfboard blanks, 135 x 90cm

Below:

Ruaroa (Deep Pit) 2007. Carved surfboard blank 181 x 52cm

1991–2000 full-time surfer 2001

Surf Expo, Coolangatta, Australia

2005

Kete Aronui documentary, Maori TV

2006

Commonwealth Games Art Festival, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne (joint exhibition with indigenous Australians and Canadians)

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Peter Lambert

1945

born Hawera

1966–74

worked in television as studio director

1968

graduated BSc (pure mathematics), University of Canterbury

1977

first exhibited paintings Taranaki Review, Govett Brewster Gallery

1980

first solo exhibition, New Plymouth

1982

learned silkscreen printmaking and became full-time painter and printmaker

1994

attended summer school in painting and printmaking, Long Island University, New York

2001

Law and Order solarplate etching featured in book: Printmaking in the Sun by Dan Welden and Pauline Muir

2007

represented the Taranaki region in Denis Robinson’s book New Zealand – A Painted Country

Lives in Okato, Taranaki Represented by: Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, Parnell Gallery, Auckland; Janes Gallery, Kina Design & Artspace, New Plymouth; De Novo Gallery, Dunedin Website:

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refer gallery websites

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Morning Coffee 1992 Oil on board, 83 x 60cm

Above:

Old Coast Road, Taranaki 2006 Oil on board, 42 x 62cm

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Headlands, West Coast Auckland and Taranaki 2001 Oil on canvas, 160 x 100cm


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Wendy Leach

1973

graduated with Diploma in Fine Arts, Elam, University of Auckland

1974

graduated with Diploma of Teaching – Secondary

1975–83

art teacher at St Cuthbert’s College and National Assessor for School Certificate and University Entrance Art examinations

1984–2005 art tutor – adult and tertiary courses 1988–2008 twenty solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand 1993–2005 international painting 1996–2005 tours and art retreats in Italy 1996

New Zealand Contemporary Artists Calendar, Saint Publishing

2002

Art New Zealand Today, Elizabeth Caughey

2004

solo exhibition in Amman, Jordan. New Zealand Contemporary Art Diary Saint Publishing

2007

Master of Fine Arts degree, Whitecliffe College of Art

Lives in Auckland

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Since 1988 Wendy has exhibited with the following New Zealand galleries (solo or group shows): Ferner Gallery, Auckland; John Leech Gallery, Auckland; Artis Gallery, Auckland; Tinakori Gallery, Wellington; Dobson Bashford Gallery, Christchurch; Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland; Fishers Fine Arts, Christchurch; Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland; Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art Website:

www.wendyleach.com

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Light Painting 01-85 2007 Time-elapsed photograph 120 x 80cm

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Lawrence Leitch

1958

born Wellington, New Zealand

1975

attended Wellington Polytechnic School of Design

1977

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focused on music – touring New Zealand with musical band

1979

opened Art Gallery in Wellington with artist/father Peter Leitch

1983

travelled to USA to observe art trends

1984

began seriograph printmaking at Waikanae Gallery

1990

embarked on own as full-time printmaker

1995

won gold medal at Pride in Print awards

2004

solo exhibition at International Art Centre

2004

Pride in Print gold medal

Opposite:

Red Dinghy and Gull 2006 Acrylic on board 87 x 118cm

Below:

Road to Mt Cook 2007 Acrylic on board 51 x 116cm

Lives in Raumati Beach, Kapiti coast Represented by: International Art Centre, Auckland Website:

refer gallery website


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John McCormack

1956

born Wyndham, Southland

1973

started work as apprentice chef, cooked, surfed, shot a lot of film. Passion for photography and art evident

1980

twenty years as professional whitewater river guide, medical ski patroller, tandem paraglider pilot, action photographer, painting during injury recovery times. Visited New Mexico USA, mainly Taos and Sante Fe for private art study

2000

became full-time artist. First place Queenstown Far-out Art competition. Several small exhibitions including Arrowtown Autumn Festival, Queenstown Art Society

2005

short-listed for New York art residency by Creative New Zealand. First major exhibition Queenstown. The Stolen Westys Teapot series. Works in private collections both internationally and in New Zealand.

Opposite:

Plunger Instruction 2006 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 23cm

Above:

The Observer 2004 Acrylic on canvas 64 x 59cm

Lives in Queenstown, own gallery studio Represented by: Artbay, Queenstown; Central Art Gallery, Queenstown; Jones Herlihy Fine Arts, Christchurch

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Ewan McDougall 2006

finalist in the Park Lane Art Awards, and in the Adam Portraiture Awards. Exhibited in The Spanish Raw Arts Festival, Valencia and at Darbucka Gallery, London

2007

Finalist in the COCA Art Awards, Christchurch and The Wallace Art Awards, Auckland

Ewan McDougall is a seven-time finalist in the James Wallace Art Awards and a prize winner in the Mainland and Cleveland Art Awards. He lives in Broad Bay, Dunedin Represented by: Fisher Galleries, Christchurch 1948

born in Wellington

1953

family moved to Oamaru. Educated at Waitaki Boys High School and taught painting by Colin Wheeler

1971–75

drummer in rock bands, a freezing worker and gained an honours degree in political studies at the University of Otago before lecturing in political philosophy at the University.

1975–88

travelled widely and partied hard

1988–2007 began painting again and had 48 solo exhibitions in some of New Zealand’s most prominent dealer galleries 1994

exhibited in Cornwall, UK

2003

exhibited in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in Southern Heat

2004

showed new paintings with Gallery 2021 in the Sydney Art Show

2005

exhibited in London with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery at Art London, the Chelsea Art Show and at the London Art Show. Also exhibited in the London Raw Arts Festival and in Italy in December 2005 with three other international painters in Arte Immagini Gallery in Cremona City

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Website:

refer gallery website

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Painting or Death 2007 Oil on canvas 122 x 152cm

Below:

Southern Man 2006 Oil on canvas 89 x 76cm


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Timon Maxey

1966

born, London

1991

Certificate in Production Graphics and Design, Auckland Technical Institute, Auckland

2000

Advanced Certificate in Multimedia, NCMT, Wellington

2000

Best Overall Student award, National College of Multimedia & Technology (NCMT), Wellington

2001

Spectrum Print annual book design awards – Designed maps in winner of Best Book award in Captain Cook’s World

2001

finalist Telecom Art Awards, Wairarapa

2005

finalist in New Zealand Post Book Awards in Junior Non-Fiction category for illustration and design of Everything You Need To Know About the World by Simon Eliot

Represented by: Art Of This World, Devonport, Auckland; Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington; Fisher Galleries, Christchurch; Parnell Gallery, Parnell, Auckland; Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland; Moray Gallery, Dunedin Website:

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Auckland City 2007 Limited edition Giclee print on German etching paper, 60 x 40cm

Above:

Ponui Island 2002. Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 50cm


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Tracy Mathewson

1965

born in Auckland

1984–89

worked in survey draughting and graphic design. Attended various workshops at Auckland Society of Arts and Artstation. Painting, sculpture, textiles, screenprinting, ceramics

1989

textile artist represented by Textures and Compendium Galleries

1991

commissioned wearable art for New Zealand representative at the Oceanic Pacific Rim Arts Conference

1995

founding member of a gallery collective in Auckland

1998

moved to Matakana, opened a gallery showing own work

2000

painting summer school at Artstation

2001

began painting full-time

2003

studied painting, Mastery Programme

2004

invited to show at Urbis Lounge, Designex, Sydney. Studied painting, Mastery Programme, year two

2006–07

primary focus – on experimental new work in studio

Lives in Omaha Beach, Matakana

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Represented by: Matakana Gallery and Design, Warkworth Website:

www.tracymathewson.co.nz

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Halo 14 2007 Random installation, mixed media on plywood

Above:

Evolution I. no 4 2007. Mixed media on plywood 70 x 140cm


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Dalene Meiring

1965

born in Sasolburg, South Africa

1987

studied drawing and painting under Theresa Olivier

1988–91

designed and manufactured own clothing range

1991

completed a pottery course and continued with it part time

1992–93

painted part time – pencil portraits

1994–96

studied fine arts at University of Pretoria

1997

participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout South Africa

1998

emigrated to New Zealand

1999

first solo exhibition at Parnell Gallery, Auckland

1998–2007 several solo and group exhibitions over this period, throughout New Zealand 2007

exhibition in Birmingham, UK

Lives in Auckland Represented by: Parnell Gallery, Auckland; Monterey Gallery, Howick; The Artist’s Room, Dunedin; Daryl Davies, Art Exports NZ Website:

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Opposite:

Colours of Spring 2007 Oil on canvas with goldleaf, 76 x 102cm

Above top: Facing the wind 2007 Oil on canvas, 91 x 122cm Above:

To a place... 2006 Oil on canvas, 40 x 140cm


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Brian Millard

1938

born in Birmingham, UK

1951–54

educated Moseley School of Art, UK

1960–62

exhibitions at John Wibley Gallery, London

1965–68

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

1970–80

Auckland Society of Arts, Auckland

1972

John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1976

one-man show, Intercontinental Hotel, Auckland

2005

one-man show Bealey Gallery, Christchurch

Opposite:

Arcadia 2007 Watercolour, 55 x 70cm

2006

one-man show, The Sound of Silence, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

Above:

Doubtful Sound 2007 Watercolour, 55 x 70cm

retrospective, Arrowtown Museum Gallery

1980–92

Downtown Hilton Gallery, Auckland

1984–88

McGregor Wright Gallery, Wellington

1990

one man show Downtown Hilton Gallery, Auckland

2007

1992

winner K.G. Fraser Art Award

1993

Rei Hammond Watercolour Award

Lives in rural Queenstown where he has a gallery and studio

1994

National Portrait Gallery, Wellington

1995

one-man show, Bangkok, Thailand. Work purchased by Thai royal family

1998

Australian Artist Watercolour Award

1998–2000 work selected to represent New Zealand at Asia Pacific Watercolour exhibition, Taipei.

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Represented by: Francis Iyles Gallery, Rochester, UK; Anderson Park Gallery, Invercargill; International Art Centre, Auckland; Fisher Galleries, Christchurch; Bealey Gallery, Christchurch; The Artist’s Room, Dunedin Website:

www.watercolourworkshop.co.nz or refer gallery websites


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Glen Mills

1955

born and raised on the East Coast

1975

Diploma in Teaching majoring in art, Ardmore Teachers College/Palmerston North Teachers College

1978

taught art in Tauranga

1988

returned to Gisborne to teach art and outdoor education at a school designed to support “at risk” high school students

1989

Director of Te Kura O Turanganui A Kiwa, Gisborne

1990

National Gallery, group show with Gisborne artists, Wellington. Winner of the inaugural Telecom Art Award, Gisborne

2001

moved to Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Began working as a full-time artist

2002

began exhibiting at ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo. Aotea Gallery, Fale Lima group show, Auckland

2003

The Art Studio, group show, Rarotonga. Dowling St Gallery, group show of Pacific artists, Dunedin. Completed Post graduate Diploma of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts

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2003

National Museum and Art Gallery, group show of Pacific artists, Rarotonga

2004

returned to Gisborne

2004

represented by The Pencil Gallery, Gisborne and exhibits annually

2006

exhibited in Persona: A tribute exhibition dedicated to John Bevan Ford, The Pencil Gallery, Gisborne and Wellington

As well as being represented in many New Zealand Art Collections, Glen has works in collections in London, Belgium, Slovenia, Norway, Germany, New York, California, Canada, Rarotonga, Sydney and Melbourne. Lives in Gisborne Represented by: ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo; The Pencil Gallery, Gisborne Website:

refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Highgate 2007. Encaustic wax, lead, lead thread, tar on stretched canvas 100 x 80cm

Below left:

One Man’s Legacy 2007 Encaustic wax, lead, lead thread, tar, pins on stretched canvas 130 x 98cm

Below right: One Man’s Legacy #2 (Rua) 2007. Encaustic wax, lead, lead thread, tar on stretched canvas 130 x 98cm


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Sofia Minson

1984

born Auckland

2004

Auckland East Arts Council Art Exhibition

2005

Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane

2006

featured artist at Auckland East Arts Council’s Artshowcase, Grace Joel, Auckland

2006

The Magic Paths of Art exhibition, Estense Castle, Ferrara, Italy

2007

Out From Down Under & Beyond, The Australian and New Zealand Art Exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2007

joint exhibition with Aaron Kereopa, Toi o Tahuna fine art gallery, Queenstown

2007

Te Here Tangata–The Rope of Mankind, solo exhibition, Aveia Gallery, Auckland

Sofia’s bold yet finely detailed oil paintings are inspired by her deep respect for the land and mythology of Aotearoa (New Zealand). By exploring the ancient people and legends from a contemporary perspective, Sofia discovers and strengthens an important connection to her own Maori heritage. Lives in Auckland Represented by: Toi o Tahuna fine art gallery, Queenstown

Opposite:

Matawhaorua 2007. Oil on canvas, 130 x 130cm

Website:

Above:

Piopiotahi 2007. Oil on canvas, 130 x 85cm

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Christian Nicolson

1971

born in Auckland

1974

mum gave me an easel and made me paint. Mainly finger painting

1987

art teacher John Lyall encouraged me to be expressive beyond reality and I stopped drawing like a photograph

1990–92

attended Unitec and studied visual communication

One Log sculpture at Lake House. 9bynine exhibition of paintings, screen-prints and sculpture. Produced Toi Toi Experiment book

1993–2002 worked as a designer/art director in design and advertising 2002

had first solo exhibition of painting Moody Landscape. Completed a sculpture installation of giant toi toi in the Auckland harbour and exhibition. (Toi Toi Experiment exhibition has since shown eight times)

2006

attended Matakana Sculpture Symposium. Commissioned by Lopdell House to do installation at Piha (100 trees). Had 100 Trees exhibition. Exhibited at Sculpture on the Shore

2003–04

became Art Director of Pulp magazine. Attended Lake House Sculpture Symposium and made first wood sculpture. Had XYZ painting exhibition

2007

2004

won designer of year (lifestyle magazine) at the Magazine Publishers Awards. Went overseas on a world trip to try to gain an exhibition

James Wallace purchsed 9bynine from 2005. Lake House Sculpture Symposium. Finalist in Wallace Art Awards. Had Little Warrior exhibition at Art by the Sea Had first sculpture commission

2005

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became full-time artist. Completed 9bynine sculpture installation at Matakana Sculpture Symposium and

Opposite:

Couple at Hendersons Beach 2007 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40cm

Above:

I Saw a Volcano 2007 Acrylic on board 100 x 160cm

Represented by: Art by the Sea, Devonport; Parnell Gallery, Auckland website:

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Tony Ogle

1959

born in Castor Bay, Auckland

1979

graduated Diploma of Graphic Design, Auckland Institute of Technology

1981

lived in Matapouri Bay, Northland. Helped establish a screenprint workshop and produced many paintings and prints celebrating the coastal scenery of the north

1984

returned to Auckland and set up studio in Campbells Bay, North Shore. Continued to paint and produce prints.

1985–87

travelled to East Africa, South Africa and Europe

1987

returned to Cape Town. Established screenprinting studio specialising in fabric printing

1991

returned to Auckland

1992

set up studio in Devonport and began work for new exhibition of paintings

1994

relocated studio to historic Lake House on Takapuna beach

1995

organised End of an Era Exhibition with twenty Auckland artists

1996

Lake House re-instated on new site in Takapuna – now an Arts Centre

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1997–99

worked from Takapuna continuing to exhibit at galleries plus adding to print portfolio

Opposite:

Te Pupuha Point, South Hahei 2005 Limited edition screenprint on archive paper 67 x 75cm

Above top:

Matapouri Bach 2007 Limited edition screenprint acrylic on archive paper 17 x 52cm

Above:

Morning Glory, Whangamata Bar 2007 Limited edition screenprint acrylic on archive paper 23 x 63cm

2000–present, designed and built studio and house at Bethells Beach from where he continues to produce his iconic paintings and screenprints Represented by: Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport; Parnell Gallery, Artport, The Print Shop, The Lane Gallery, Signal Gallery, Auckland; Bank Street Gallery, Whangarei; Millwood Gallery, Wellington; Kanuka Design Gallery, Raglan; Jane’s Gallery, New Plymouth Website:

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Lance O’Gorman

1940

born in Auckland

1957

won BNZ National Art Award

1964–65

studied graphic design and fine arts at Auckland Institute of Technology

1970

Auckland Arts Festival Award

1975

Waikato Breweries Art Award

1976–78

Art Director, Hobson Gallery of Fine Art, Auckland

1978

book Northland a Portrait published

1976–96

regular solo and group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and UK

2000

exhibition and launch for his Auckland City of Sails book

2003

resident artist for America’s Cup Base Club

2004–06

regular exhibitions at International Art Centre, Auckland

Lance teaches in acrylic, oils and watercolours and holds seminars, talks and workshops throughout the country. He lives on Auckland’s North Shore. Represented by: International Art Centre, Auckland; Rona Gallery, Wellington; Jones Herlihy Fine Art Gallery, Christchurch Website:

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www.lanceogorman.com or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Rural Highway 2006 (from “Roads through the Landscape” series) Acrylic on canvas 80 x 100cm

Above:

Tuatua collectors (Tokerau Bay – Northland) 2006 Acrylic on linen 76 x 100cm

Left:

Valleys of the Coromandel 2003 Acrylic on linen 112 x 148cm


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Peter O’Hagan

1942

born in Wellington

1974–81

worked as architect in the Bay of Islands

1976

curator for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust at Kemp House in Northland and Highwic House in Auckland

1976–77

taught by Pat Hanly at the University of Auckland

1977

graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in architecture

1982

studied painting under Agnes Wood

1984

commenced full-time painting encouraged by mentor, Pat Hanly

1996

exhibited in London

1998

appointed artist in residence at Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin at the Manoir Verzy near Reims, France. On his return, moved to Canberra

2003

home and studio destroyed by bush fires in Canberra. Exhibited in Paris sponsored by Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

2006

collections include: Air New Zealand, Hyatt Hotels, the Hotel de Crillon (Paris), Venice Simplon Orient Express, the Government of Macau, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Stamford Hotel Auckland, the James Wallace Collection, Auckland; New Zealand Parliament, Wellington

1986/87/88 solo exhibitions held on the liner QEII 1992

exhibited at Galerie d’art, Boulevard St Germain, Paris. Tahitian watercolours Ambiance Polynésienne

1992

moved to Sydney. Painted on safari in South Africa

1993

painted and travelled on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Exhibited in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington

1994

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exhibited in Auckland, Sydney, Canberra and Wellington

Represented by: Jonathan Grant Galleries, Parnell, Auckland Website:

www.jonathangrantgalleries.com

Opposite:

The Queen Mary’s Maiden Voyage to Auckland 2007 Watercolour and gouache 80 x 80cm

Above:

Great Wines Under the Same Umbrella 2004 Watercolour and gouache 66 x 92cm


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Rachel Olsen

1963

born in Auckland.

1981

began working with glass, employed by Chevalier Leadlight Co for four years

1986

established own small glass business

1989

moved to Coromandel Peninsula

1992–96

established Moonstone Glass business with partner. Undertook commission work, supplied galleries and design stores throughout New Zealand

1997

began to paint, under the tutelage of artist Paula McNeill

1999

began painting full time. First solo exhibition at Upstairs Gallery of Fine Arts, Whitianga

2001

second solo exhibition in Whitianga. Included in Art New Zealand Today

2003

selected as one of five NZ artists to have painting image appear on Progressive Enterprises promotion for reusable supermarket shopping bags

2005

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attended first annual Art Retreat at Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre in the Marlborough Sounds. Participated in two subsequent Art Retreats 2006. Contributed to

establishment of the new “Eco Artists’” Charitable Trust. A member of Eco Artists New Zealand 2006

four painting images selected to feature on set of Telecom phone cards

2007

featured in New Zealand – A Painted Country book by Denis Robinson

Currently exhibiting from her Cooks Beach home studio on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. She also participates in gallery and group exhibitions once or twice a year Website:

www.rachelolsen.co.nz

Opposite:

Lochmara Kayaks 2005 Acrylic on board 80 x 60cm

Above:

Skippers Canyon Caravan 2007. Acrylic on board 50 x 43cm


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Patterson Parkin

1948

born, UK

1964

winner of prestigious MacKenty Award for Fine Arts, London

1967

attended North East London Arts College

1974

emigrated to New Zealand

1978

solo exhibition of Early Fractionalism works – Mollers Gallery, Auckland

1979–2007 numerous exhibitions annually throughout New Zealand 2005

commission for Villa Maria Estate reception area for the opening of its new premises. Second commission by Hurst Holdings, Oamaru

Front cover Sacrifice of Women for book Woman of Spirit edited by Louise Dean. Corporate commission Brand Support, Avondale, Auckland. A total of five large works. Corporate commission ICI, Newmarket, Auckland. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, private commission two works. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong, commission of six works. Brand Support, commission of one work Represented by: Remuera Gallery, Auckland Email:

pattersonparkin.artist@xtra.co.nz

Website:

Refer gallery website

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Opposite:

Busker 2007 Acrylic on canvas over board 60 x 50cm

Above:

Sleeping Girl 2006 Watercolour 65 x 50cm

Left:

Hot Summer 2006 Acrylic on stretched canvas over board with texture 60cm diameter


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Adrienne Pavelka

1943

born Banks Peninsula

1946

created wax crayon murals on newly painted bedroom walls

1959

moved to Christchurch. Trained and worked as graphic artist and illustrator

1979

exhibited first paintings at Yukon gallery, Canada

1980

became self-employed artist. Exhibited in group and solo exhibitions

1990

Mainland Art Award, Dunedin. W.A. Thompson Art Award, Invercargill

1991

guest artist Zonta International, Christchurch

1993

Oamaru Licensing Trust Art Award

Arts, Wellington. Watercolour NZ, Wellington, Otago Art Society and Ashburton Society of Arts

1995

Ashburton Licensing Trust Art Award

Lives and has gallery/studio in Lyttelton

2002

featured in NZ Food, Wine & Art – 2nd journey

2005

tutored escorted art trip to Norfolk Island

2006

invited to exhibit at Museum of watercolour, Mexico

2006

tutored escorted art trip to South Australia

Artist member of New Zealand Academy of Fine

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Represented by: Little River Gallery, Banks Peninsula; Run 79, Lake Tekapo; Sumner Gallery, Merivale Fine Arts, Lyttelton Art Gallery, Christchurch; Lewis Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt; King & Teppett, Palmerston North and Hamilton; The Art Department, Christchurch Arts Centre Website:

www.adrienne-pavelka.com or refer gallery websites

Opposite:

Waiau River 2006 Oil on canvas 45 x 60cm

Above:

Mackenzie Country 2005 Watercolour 35 x 54cm


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Steev Peyroux

1966

born in Christchurch

1971–81

drawing expeditions with artist mother Ann Wilson

1985–87

Diploma Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic School of Art

1989–91

Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University

1992–98

professional dancer, including four years with Australian Dance Theatre, premiering in New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music. Toured Europe, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Japan

1999

resumed art career in Dunedin

2000

became printmaking technician at Otago Polytechnic School of Art

2000–05

exhibited regularly in Dunedin. Third place Hope and Sons Art Awards. Some Plus One School of Art staff show, Segue Gallery. Winner Telecom Art Awards, Dunedin

2008

Lives in Dunedin

2006

Where the Feet Stand first solo exhibition, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

Above top: Soulful Echo, Tunnel Beach 2006 chalk pastel, 62 x 105cm

Represented by: The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

Above:

2007

At the End of the Land two person exhibition with Brian Strong,

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The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

Website:

Subterranean solo exhibition, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin

refer gallery website

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Making Like the Breeze 2005 Monotype, collagraph, chalk pastel, 75.5 x 56.5cm

Bleached Branches and Salty Air 2006. Monotype, collagraph, chalk pastel, 56.5 x 75.5cm


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Carole Prentice

Grew up in the suburbs of Auckland, living in Mt Wellington. As a child, clambered up the steep sides of Maungarei many times and now as an artist, climbs mountains only to look more critically at landscapes in order to enrich her own discourse, about identity, about place, and about belonging. 2001

completed Batchelor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University

2002

Panmure - a sense of place scrapbook, artist’s book by Caroline Robinson

2005

the `Finding Longitude’ series was exhibited with the Whangarei Art Museum.

2006

completed Whakairo Art & Design Course, Whangarei Polytechnical Institute.

A full time painter. Exhibits widely throughout New Zealand. Lives at Whangarei Heads, below the volcanic rim of Bream Head also known as `Te Whara’ Represented by: Letham Gallery, Ponsonby, Warwick Henderson Gallery, Parnell, Auckland; Milford Galleries, Dunedin & Queenstown

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Coastal Watch in ahua Horowai 2005. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm

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Coastal Watch in ahua Kikorangi 2005. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 84 x 137cm

Website:

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Coastal Watch in ahua Kanapanapa 2005. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm

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Craig Primrose

1956

born in Auckland

1970

studied design and illustration at Auckland Technical Institute

1976–97

freelance designer and illustrator

2004

appointed Official Artist for New Zealand 1st Special Air Services Group

book published 50 Famous New Zealanders

2005-07

solo exhibitions held throughout New Zealand Portraits of the Land

1994

exhibition of Motorsports Art – Silverstone, UK

2007

1995

nautical paintings sold through Quester Galleries, Stonington, Connecticut, USA

commission – private collector UK portrait of Soccer Legend – Pele. Solo exhibition at the Wanaka Mountain Film Festival

1982

America’s Cup Exhibition – Fremantle Australia

1985

1995–98 1995–99

exhibitions held throughout Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Chicago Official Artist NZRU All Blacks

2000

Official Artist America’s Cup – solo exhibition held at the Viaduct, Auckland

2001

Official Artist Tennis Masters Cup – solo exhibition held in Sydney

2003

appointed Official Artist to Sir Edmund Hillary celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ascent of Everest. Two selected portraits were hung at the Explorers’ Club, New York

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Lives in Auckland and Wanaka Represented by: Insignia International, Auckland, London, Paris; The Rees Gallery, Queenstown; Fisher Galleries, Christchurch; Craig S. Primrose Art Website:

www.craigprimrose.com or refer gallery websites

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Ed. A Moment in Time 2006. Oil on board, 50 x 35cm

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Back to it 2005. Oil on linen, 61 x 137cm

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Deep South 2007. Oil on linen, 140 x 95cm


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Raymond Ramsay

1928

born in Auckland

1941–45

Elam School of Art, studying under the tuition of A.J.C Fisher, John Weeks, Lois White and Ida Eise

1960 –2001 group exhibitions – New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts 1962

National Bank Art Awards, Merit Award Winner

1962–84

designer and illustrator for leading New Zealand advertising agencies

1978

solo exhibition, Lewis Paape Gallery

1981

solo exhibition, Lewis Paape Gallery

1981–93

Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication and Design, Wellington School of Design

1990–99

group exhibitions – Wellington Watercolour Society

1999

solo exhibition Changing Tides Waiheke Community Art Gallery

2005

invited to attend the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art

Lives in Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, Auckland

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Represented by: Taylor Jenson Fine Arts, Palmerston North; Lewis Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt; Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island Website:

www.rsramsay.com

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Vagaries of Ruapehu 2000 Watercolour 43 x 51cm

Above:

Alice’s Bach 2000 Watercolour 39 x 50cm

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The Flagship 1999 Watercolour 49 x 71cm


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Jane Riley

1991–93

Diploma of Visual Communication, Christchurch Polytechnic

1993

competition winner Women’s Suffrage Centennial Year poster

1994

Left Bank Art Gallery, Greymouth. South Island Advertising Awards, highly commended

1998

exhibition grant, Creative New Zealand. Exhibited at Left Bank Art Gallery, Greymouth. NZIMSI award Best Photograph in open category, Award Best Illustration/Poster

2002

Masa’s Café, Vancouver, Canada

2005

exhibited at ArtSouth Gallery of Fine Art, Gore

2007

exhibited at Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika

Returning to south Westland after several years travelling abroad has amplified my appreciation for the peace and beauty here. Sunrises and sunsets are my favourite times of day where I visually store in my mind and camera, inspirations of light and colour. Lives in South Westland Represented by: ArtSouth Gallery of Fine Art, Gore; Amaze Studio Gallery, Fox Glacier

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Amazin Sky 2007 Oil on canvas with sand and shell 45 x 90cm

Above:

Dove 2007 Oil on canvas with paua shell and sands 102 x 51cm

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Storm 2007 Oil on canvas 130 x 97cm


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Sue Schaare

1950

born

1990

Auckland Easter Show

1993

Awapuni Expo, Manawatu

1994

finalist Hawkes Bay Telecom Awards

1998–2001 exhibitions in Millwood Gallery, Wellington 1999

Artist for Hawkes Bay Charity Wine Auction. Became full time artist

2000/03/05 exhibitions in Parnell Gallery, Auckland 2002

exhibitions in Statements Gallery, Napier

2004–05

exhibitions in Red Peach Gallery, Napier

Lives in Napier Represented by: Parnell Gallery, Auckland; Monterey Gallery, Auckland; The Millwood Gallery, Wellington; Quay Gallery, Napier; ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo; Gallery Lavaud, Akaroa; Schaartwork Gallery, Napier;

Opposite:

Take it from the Top 2005. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100cm

Website:

Above top:

Moods 2005. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 150cm

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Blues in the Night 2005. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm

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Eion Stevens

1952

born Dunedin

1973

graduated from Otago Polytechnic School of Art (Hons)

1974–78

student at Exeter College of Art, UK

Lived and worked in Auckland up until 1982. Works held in private collections such as, Paris collection, Hamish Keith, The James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland. Corporate collections include Electricorp, BNZ, Fletcher Challenge, Mair Astley Ltd

Opposite:

Minstrel 2007 Oil on shaped MDF board 61 x 61cm

NZ Painting, a Modern Perspective by Elva Bett.

Above:

Represented in public collections: Hocken Library, Dunedin; Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch; Waikato Art Museum, Hamilton; Forestor Gallery, Oamaru

Armour 2007 Oil on shaped MDF board 61 x 61cm

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The Spanish Philosopher 2007 Oil on shaped MDF board 40 x 37cm

Works featured in books The New Zealand Collection edited By Kevin Ireland, Random House 1989.

Lives in Christchurch Represented by: Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland. Website:

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Justin Summerton

1968

born The Wirral, UK

1993

graduated University of Otago with a BA. Carnegie Gallery, Dunedin (solo exhibition)

1994

group show Detroit, USA

1995

group show San Francisco, USA

1996

group show Darlinghurst Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1999

Beyond Beauty, Peters Muir Petford Gallery, Auckland (group show)

2000

Millennium Show, Warwick Henderson Gallery (WHG), Auckland (group show). Primeval NZ Landscapes, WHG, Auckland (solo exhibition). Recent Works, WHG, Auckland (solo exhibition)

2001

Volcanic Cones, WHG, Auckland (solo exhibition)

2003

Interiors, WHG Auckland (solo exhibition). Rushcutter Bay Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo exhibition). Dowling St Gallery, Dunedin (solo exhibition)

2006

Islands & Beaches, WHG, Auckland (solo exhibition)

Lives in St Clair, Dunedin Represented by: Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland Website:

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Lemming Syndrome 2007 Oil on canvas 100 x 127cm

Above:

Waiheke Eco-system 2007 Oil on canvas 122 x 168cm

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Eco Raft II 2006 Oil on canvas 66 x 55cm


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Cynthia Taylor

1947

born in Auckland

1964

studied Fine Arts Preliminary at Selwyn College

1965–69

trained as fashion designer

1973–75

was tutored in painting and drawing by Heinz Boenke and Roy Dalgarno of Auckland Society of Arts (ASA)

1977

became full-time painter and printmaker

1978

Lion Breweries Art Award

1981

tutored at Titirangi Community Arts

1982–84

tutored at Whitecliffe Art School

1983

Diploma of Landscape Painting (Whitecliffe)

1983–89

studied printing at ASA under Carole Shepheard, Rodney Frumpston, Felicity West and Perry Davies

1988

Landscape Art Award, ASA

1998–present. Cynthia has had annual solo exhibitions at Parnell Gallery in Auckland and Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport. She is regarded as one of New Zealand’s foremost printmakers. She works from her studio in Devonport, Auckland

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Represented by: Parnell Gallery, The Lane Gallery, SOCA Gallery, Auckland; Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport; ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo; Millwood Gallery, Wellington; Catchment Gallery, Nelson Website:

refer gallery websites

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Tranquil Waters, Haretonga Beach, Great Barrier Island 2006 Acrylic on kauri board 115 x 80cm

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Turquoise Waters, Palmers Beach, Great Barrier Island 2006 Acrylic on kauri board 115 x 80cm


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Jayne Thomas

1956

born in England

1964

emigrated to New Zealand

1980

attended classes under Bill Buckley and exhibited

2000

attended Hungry Creek Art and Craft School one-year painting course

2001

completed Creative and Visual Arts Certificate at Rutherford (part of Manukau Institute of Technology)

2002

attended private classes run by Sue Daley and started teaching suburban groups

2005

became part of a group called “Salt” now based at the Corbans Estate Arts Centre in Henderson

2006

joint exhibition, Tribute to Degas at Art by the Sea, Devonport, Auckland. Painting full time with “Salt”

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Rehearsal 2006. Oil and encaustic on canvas, 100 x 80cm

Lives in Helensville, Auckland

Above:

Represented by: Art by the Sea, Devonport, Auckland; Arts Desire, Warkworth; Art Stop, Helensville

The Pose 2006. Oil and encaustic on canvas, 100 x 80cm

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Girls, 2004. Oil and encaustic on canvas, 102 x 102cm

Jayne works primarily in oils and encaustic, enjoying the mobility of the materials and clarity of colour.

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Christine Tizard

1963

born and raised in New Plymouth

1982

employed in department store display/advertising

1986

Forbes Design Art advertising agency

1990

child portrait commissions

1990/94/2001 Telecom Art Awards finalist 2001

community classes at Western Institute Taranaki Polytechnic. Group exhibition at Tawa Glen

2002

studied abstract painting at Whitecliffe, Auckland

2004

began teaching art classes

2004/2005 Give and Take Charity Art Auction for Auckland City Mission 2005

commission for corporate foyer space Southern Cross Healthcare, Auckland

2005

joint exhibition Art Of This World, Devonport with James Lawrence

2007–08

Full time study toward Bachelor of Visual Communication (Painting) at Unitec

Lives in Auckland Represented by: Art Of This World, Devonport

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Flux Painting Layer Number Six 2007. Oil on canvas, 120 x 95cm

Website:

Above:

Girl in Grey 2007. Oil on canvas, 65 x 90cm

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Garrick Tremain

1941

born in Palmerston North

1957

left school to pursue a farming career in Hawkes Bay but a perceived artistic talent took him to the city to test his abilities in the commercial art world

1959

for ten years he worked in advertising agencies in New Zealand, Asia and Europe but always harboured a desire to return to the rural environment in which his working life had begun

1964

while travelling England, drawing country homes on commission, it became obvious that life as a landscape painter might offer the perfect work and lifestyle combination

1969

with his wife, Jill, he returned to New Zealand to pursue that ideal

In the past twenty years Garrick Tremain has become well known as a widely published political cartoonist but has earned his living as a professional painter for much longer

Garrick is best known for his work in the watercolour medium but occasional oils, acrylics and egg temperas find their way onto his gallery walls.

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Jill and friends, Murano 2007. Oil on canvas, 32 x 52cm

Since 1971 home has been the Wakatipu Basin, with Central Otago and southern Westland providing much of the subject matter for his work.

Although he has in the past exhibited as far afield as Melbourne and Washington DC, his paintings now show almost exclusively in his own gallery between Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Above top:

Spring at Soho 2007 Oil on canvas, 32 x 46cm

Above:

Mill Creek 1986 Watercolour, 35 x 54cm

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Geoff Tune

1947

born in Gisborne

1966–69

studied at Elam School of Fine Arts. Graduated Diploma of Fine Arts [Hons]. Taught art in South Auckland prior to shifting into community education administration

1987–88

member of Ministerial Advisory Committee on Non Formal Education

1988

appointed Head of Community Education at Manukau Institute of Technology

1994– present. Founded Manukau School of Visual Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology. Headed Manukau School of Visual Arts until 2006. Currently Associate Head: Manukau School of Visual Arts Twenty-six solo shows and innumerable group shows since 1969. Works held in private and public collections in New Zealand and overseas Represented by: The Pencil Gallery, Gisborne; Mobile Art, Auckland Website:

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Marking Time Waioeka 2007. Acrylic with coloured pencil and graphite, 60 x 60cm

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Passing between the Immensities – Waimata 2007. Acrylic with coloured pencil and graphite, 180 x 120cm


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Peter Wallers

1953

born in Auckland

1967–70

educated at Auckland Grammar

1971–73

studied graphic art at Auckland Technical Institute (AUT), Auckland

1972

designed national water safety symbol

1974

held first solo exhibition in Hastings

1975

first solo exhibition in Auckland

1975–83

annual exhibitions in Auckland

1998

annual exhibitions in McGregor Wright Galleries, Wellington

1998–2000 annual exhibitions at Downtown Gallery, Auckland 1998

exhibited at Geo Styles Gallery, Sydney

2000–02

annual exhibitions at GD Harrison Gallery, Tauranga

2002–07

annual solo exhibitions at SOCA gallery, Auckland

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Lives in Acacia Bay, Taupo Represented by: SOCA gallery, Auckland; Lake Gallery, Taupo Website:

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Lonely Wharf by the Sea 2004 Oil on board, 110 x 110cm

Above top: Lichfield, State Highway 2003 Oil on board, 80 x 122cm Above:

Railway Crossing, Lichfield 2003 Oil on board, 30 x 80cm


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Angus Watson

1947

born in Invercargill

1987

first solo exhibition with Bealey Gallery, Christchurch. Had eight subsequent exhibitions until 2000

1988

first of twenty annual exhibitions in home studio in Queenstown, four joint exhibitions with daughter Milly

1988/90/91 solo exhibitions Wellington 1989/91/92 solo exhibitions Dunedin 1992

exhibited in London and Northern Ireland with five other New Zealand artists

1993

went to Mendocino USA for workshop with watercolour artist Charles Reid. Started figure drawing and nudes every week for two years

1994

first of seven annual trips to Fiji to paint for exclusive resorts of Toberua, Moravu and Samoa. Heavily influenced by bright, clear tropical colours

1995

won painting contest trip to Aspen, USA

1996–2000 solo exhibitions Auckland and two in Hawkes Bay 2001/06

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exhibitions in Akaroa, one with sister Elizabeth Trolove

2007

Nude 2007 Watercolour 76 x 56cm

Above top:

Moke Lake 2007 Acrylic 81 x 98cm

Above:

Polo 2006 Watercolour 76 x 81cm

sellout exhibition Timaru

A full-time painter, his paintings are in more than twenty different countries. Lives near Queenstown Website:

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Kate Watson

1949

born in Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay

1966

worked as graphic artist in advertising agency Wellington, attended figurative classes at Wellington Polytechnic

1968

fashion illustrator for Kirkcaldie & Stains, Wellington

1971

travelled overseas and began painting in watercolours

1974

married and had three children, and continued to paint watercolours in Coromandel area

1990

developed tourist lodge and began painting in acrylics

2000

moved to Queenstown, and operated a cafĂŠ/art gallery business, selling acrylic paintings

2003

worked and painted in local gallery

2005

invited to be resident artist at the Ivan Clarke Gallery, Queenstown

Lives in Queenstown Represented by: Ivan Clarke Gallery, Queenstown Website:

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www.katewatsonart.co.nz or refer gallery website

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New York Blues 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120cm

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Pinot Country, Central Otago 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 30cm


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Marilynn Webb

1937

born in Auckland

1958–62

art adviser, Department of Education

1962–64

travelled to Spain, England, North Africa and Australia

1970–2007 exhibited domestically and internationally, including India, Japan, Yugoslavia, Germany, Australia, Norway, USA and Taipei 1974

awarded Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at University of Otago

1988

Art Horizon Printmaking Award, New York

1995–2003 National Education Monitoring Project 1998

major award – Works on paper, Cleveland Art Awards, Dunedin

2000

New Zealand honours list: Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) awarded for her contribution to printmaking in New Zealand

Collections include: British Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London; Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Library of Congress, Washington, USA Lives in Dunedin Represented by: Toi o Tahuna fine art gallery, Queenstown Website:

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Opposite:

Doubtful Sound 2005. Pastel on paper 39 x 57cm

Above:

Early Snow, Lake Mahinerangi 2005. Watercolour and engraving on paper 16 x 31cm

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Matau (Clutha) –The Landing Point of the Uruao Waka 2002. Woodcut, monotype and handcolouring 76 x 56cm


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Stephen Marty Welch

1972

born in Dargaville

1990

joined New Zealand Army as a rifleman

1991

hospitalised by serious injury for two months near Palmerston North. Started drawing in hospital bed

1994

worked in a Ponsonby bar where he entertained patrons by drawing comic characters on the fridge

1999

held full-time job while painting parttime at night

2003–05

delivered milk for Mainland four days a week and spent the remaining three painting full-time

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2005

solo show Debut SOCA gallery, Auckland. Group show Dorian Gray SOCA gallery, Auckland. Group show Xmas Show SOCA gallery, Auckland

2006

Christmas show, R30 SOCA gallery, Auckland. Adam Portraiture Awards finalist

2007

solo show Polaroids SOCA gallery, Auckland. BP Portraiture Award Entrant, London

Exclusively represented by: SOCA gallery, Auckland Website:

www.soca.co.nz

Opposite:

Love Letter 2007 Oil on board, 122 x 91cm

Above:

Grumpy Old Git 2007 Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 152cm

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Rosa’s Dad 2007 Oil on canvas, 101 x 50.5cm


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Tim Wilson 1954

born in Palmerston North

1972

jewellery apprenticeship

1973

started painting – self taught

1975

Eastern & Central Bank Award first and only competition

1983–85

lived in Sydney – painting

1986–91

lived in London and Milan – painting

1992

since 1992 Tim has held exhibitions annually throughout New Zealand and internationally

Lives in St Marys Bay, Auckland Website:

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Haast 2007 Oil on linen 120 x 180cm

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Wetlands, Glenorchy 2005 Oil on linen 78 x 161cm


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Paul Woodruffe

1959

born in Essex, England

1964

immigrated to New Zealand

1976–78

attended Auckland Technical Institute (AUT) Design School, Auckland

1979–80

worked as a graphic designer and art director

1981

first solo exhibition at Closet Artists Gallery, Auckland. Selected to exhibit in London group show

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1982

completed four painted panels for Parnell Library, Auckland

1984–87

annual shows at John Leech Gallery, Auckland

1991

travelled to Bali to visit artists’ community

1991–99

exhibitions in Auckland and Christchurch

2000–05

group exhibitions and two solo exhibitions at Parnell Gallery, Auckland

2000–06

tutoring part-time at UNITEC School of Design

2005

travelled to Berlin, visited artists’ co-operative

Lives in Auckland Represented by: Parnell Gallery, Auckland Website:

parnellgallery.co.nz Opposite

Winter Garden 2007. Resin oil on linen, 60 x 80cm

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Red Vespa (Khartoum Place) 2005. Resin oil on linen, 65 x 50cm

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View to the Other Side 2007. Resin oil on linen, 50 x 160cm


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Emma Wright

1969

born in Titirangi, Auckland

1981–84

studied art at Wellington High School

2000

worked as a brand consultant for a graphic design company

2003

started full-time painting

2004

London exhibition at the New Zealand High Commission. Featured in the Sunday Star Times – described as one of New Zealand’s most successful artists

2005

2006

fund-raising exhibition to help Olympian Robyn Wong in her bid for the games

2007

Melbourne exhibition sponsored by Harley Davidson Kiwis in LA group show in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA. Featured in NZ House and Garden

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Choose 2007 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 80cm

Above top:

Finding beauty within 2007 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 100cm

Above:

Arriving home from overseas travels 2007 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 60cm

Lives in Wellington Represented by: Toi o Tahuna fine art gallery, Queenstown; River East Gallery, Greytown; Bryce Gallery, Wine Country Gallery, Havelock North Website:

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Gallery Contact Details 4ArtSake, Ohope, Ph 07 442 7025, www.4artsake.co.nz Allison Art Gallery, 24 Wilson Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9767 Amaze Studio Gallery, cnr Sullivan Rd and Main Highway, Fox Glacier, www.artbyjane.co.nz Anderson Park Art Gallery, McIvor Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 7432, email: andersonparkgallery@xtra.co.nz Artbay, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 9090, www.artbay.co.nz Art by the Sea, Devonport, Auckland, Ph 09 445 6665, www.passionart.co.nz Art Of This World, Devonport, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 446 0926, www.artofthisworld.co.nz Artport, Auckland, Ph 09 256 8087, Fax 09 529 9939, www.artport.co.nz Artworks, Wanaka, Ph/fax 03 443 8960, email: artworks.wanaka@xtra.co.nz ArtSouth Gallery, Gore, Ph/fax 03 208 0001, www.artsouth.co.nz Arts Desire, Warkworth, Ph/fax 09 425 8855/49, www.artsdesire.co.nz Arts Stop Cafe, 5 Commercial Road, Helensville, Ph 09420 8580 Bank Street Gallery, 190 Bank Street, Whangarei, Ph 09 438 4143,www.bankstreetgallery.co.nz Bealey Gallery, Christchurch, Ph/fax 03 366 7506, email: bealeygall@actrix.co.nz Bonz Gallery, Queenstown, Ph/fax 03 442 5871/5927, email: info@bonz.com.au Bryce Gallery, 122 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 0064, www.brycegallery.co.nz Carterton Exhibition Centre, Carterton, Ph 06 379 9177, www.waiart.org.nz Catchment Gallery, 255 Hardy St, Nelson, Ph 03 539 4100, www.catchment.co.nz Central Art Gallery, Queenstown, Ph/fax 03 442 7025, www.centralart.co.nz Daryl Davies Art Exports, PO Box 210, Kerikeri, 09 407 9776,www.artexports.co.nz Exhibitions Gallery Of Fine Art, 154 Featherston Street, Wellington, Ph 04 499 6356, www.exhibitionsgallery.co.nz Fisher Galleries, Christchurch, Ph/fax 03 348 8538/68, www.fishergalleries.co.nz Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 445 1142, www.flagstaff.co.nz Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St, Dunedin, Ph 474 9200, gallerydenovo.co.nz Gallery Thirty Three, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 4330, www.gallery33.co.nz Gallery Lavaud, 42 Rue Lavaud Akaroa, Akaroa, Ph 03 304 8450 Gillan Gallery, Blenheim, Ph 03 570 2155 Ice House Art & Design Gallery, Cnr. Forest Drive & McMillan Street, Methven, Ph 03 302 8417 Insignia Interntional, Auckland, Ph 09 359 9201, www.insigniasports.com International Art Centre, Auckland, Ph 379 4010, Fax 09 307 342, www.internationalartcentre.co.nz Ivan Clarke Gallery, 35 Camp Street, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 5232 www.ivanclarkegallery.com Jonathan Grant Gallery, 280 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland, 09-308 9125 www.artis-jgg.co.nz Jones Herlihy Fine Arts, Christchurch, Ph/fax 03 343 3358/57, www.jonesherlihyfinearts.co.nz Janes Gallery, 30 Devon St East, New Plymouth, Ph 06-758 8746, email: janesgallery@xtra.co.nz Kanuka Design Gallery,1 Wainui Road, Raglan, Ph 07 825 8740, www.kanukadesign.co.nz Kina Design & Artspace, 101 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 1201, www.kina.co.nz King and Teppet, Palmerston North, Ph 06 353 0310, www.modena.co.nz Letham Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 360 5217, www.lethamgallery.co.nz Lewis Paape Gallery, Lower Hutt, Ph/fax 04 569 5729/5244, www.lewispaape.vc.net.nz Little River Gallery, SH75 Akaroa, Ph 03 325 1944, www.littlerivergallery.com Merivale Fine Arts, 194 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, Ph 03 356 2538, www.merivalefinearts.co.nz Matakana Gallery, Leigh Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 9790, www.matakanacountrypark.co.nz

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McGregor Wright Gallery, Raumati, Ph 04 299 4958, www.mcgregorwright.co.nz Milford Galleries, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 309 7448/41, Dunedin, Ph/fax 03 477 7727, Queenstown, Ph/fax 03 442 6896/7, www.milfordgalleries.co.nz Millwood Gallery, Wellington, Ph/fax 04 473 5178/79, www.millwoodgallery.co.nz Mobile Art, Auckland, Ph 09 630 6543, www.mobileart.co.nz Monmo Gallery, 350 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Ph 09 421 1888, www.monmogallery.co.nz Monterey Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 538 0102/03, www.montereyartgallery.co.nz Moray Gallery, Dunedin, Ph/fax 03 477 8060/83, www.moraygallery.com Morgan Street Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 358 0577/74, www.morganstreetgallery.co.nz Opihi Gallery, 61 King Street, Temuka, Ph 03 615 6010, email: artconcepts@xtra.co.nz Palette Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 446 6333, www.palette.co.nz Parnell Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 377 3133/34, www.parnellgallery.co.nz Quay Gallery, 14 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, Ph 021 249 7753 Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art, Queenstown, Ph/fax 03 441 1366/67, www.queenstowngallery.com Red Tussock Gallery, Alexandra, Ph 03 448 7995, email: redtussock@ihug.co.nz Remuera Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 524 7403, www.remuera-gallery.co.nz River East Gallery, Greytown, Ph/fax 06 304 7237/38, www.rivereastgallery.co.nz Rona Fine Arts, Eastbourne, Wellington, Ph 04 362 8062, www.art-gallery-newzealand.com Run 79 Gallery, Lake Tekapo, 03 680 6207, email info@mtbpursuits.com Sanderson Contemporary Art, 251 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, Ph 09 374 4476, www.sanderson.co.nz Signal Gallery, 717 Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland, Ph 09 833 3479 SOCA Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 529 0533/34, www.soca.co.nz Statements Gallery, cnr Tennyson & Hastings Streets, Napier, Ph 06 834 1331, www.statementsgallery.co.nz St Benedicts Gallery, 23 St Benedicts St, Newton, Auckland, Ph 09 377 8951 Sumner Gallery, 43 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch, Ph 03 326 5073 Taylor Jensen Fine Arts, 39 George St, Palmerston North, Ph/Fax 06 355 4278, www.finearts.co.nz The Artists Room, 2 Dowling Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 474 1111 The Lane Gallery, Auckland, Ph 09 302 5295, Fax 09 300 3125, www.lanegallery.co.nz The Print Shop, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 524 4010/0411, www.printshopgallery.co.nz The Pencil Gallery, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 9721, www.thepencilgallery.co.nz The Rees Gallery, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 2718, www.therees.co.nz Thornton Gallery, 298 Barton Street, Hamilton, Ph/Fax: 077 839 1325, www.thorntongallery.co.nz Toi o Tahuna fine art Gallery, Church Lane, Queenstown, Ph 03 409 0787, www.toi.co.nz Waiheke Community Gallery, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Ph 09 372 9907, www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland, Ph/fax 09 309 7513, www.warwickhenderson.co.nz Williams Gallery, Petone, Ph 04 939 4546, www.williamsgallery.co.nz Wine Country Gallery, Havelock North, Ph/fax 06 877 9947/37, www.winecountrygallery.com ZeaYou Gallery, Taupo, Ph/fax 07 378 1361, www.zeayou.com Zohar Gallery, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 574 7428, www.zohar.co.nz Zone Gallery, Auckland, Ph 09 630 6543, www.mobileart.co.nz


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