FREEDOM AND STRUCTURE: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930–1960

26 Feb – 21 May 2017

Freedom and Structure looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others including Melvin Day, Charles Tole and Wilfred Stanley Wallis. This exhibition explores how these artists incorporated the radical language of this style, weaving it into their work in inventive ways.

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ROGER MORTIMER: Dilemma Hill

26 Feb – 21 May 2017

The exhibition Roger Mortimer: Dilemma Hill surveys the last 16 years of Mortimer’s art practice; from the elaborate calligraphy of quirky early works based on bills, bureaucratic documents and mail order catalogues, to his recent exploration of imagery drawn from illustrated manuscripts of Dante’s 14th century epic poem, the Divine Comedy.

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25th ANNUAL WALLACE ART AWARDS 2016

26 Feb – 7 May 2017

The Annual Wallace Art Awards are 25 years old this year. They are the longest-surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a prize value amounting to over $220,000. The Awards continue to encourage and support the visual arts in New Zealand, as well as highlighting artists who are creating remarkable work.

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Rachael Rakena and Hana Rakena – Everything between you and me

26 Feb – 7 May 2017

Everything between you and me speaks about a space between two distinct points. Beginning with you as the most distant point and ending in me, this space holds all that has and will exist between us. Hana’s ceramics act as stand-in protagonists whilst Rachael’s moving images explore the fluidity of relationships as they evolve, responding to interference but also considerate of potential.

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PAULINE MORSE – Whenua III

3 Mar – 16 Apr 2017

Pauline Morse presents a new selection of landscape paintings of local sites around the Porirua region.

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