Vincent Duncan: Love of Colour


1 Mar – 7 Apr 2019


Award-winning Kapiti artist Vincent Duncan is one of New Zealand’s most distinctive artists. This exhibition features his trademark vivid oil paintings that reflect his unique view of Wellington scenes. The dominant colours of his works are red, blue, yellow, and green and are based on a photographic memory which captures scenes, colours and shapes in his own intuitive style.

Past Exhibitions

Tracy Keith – He oko nā Hine – Vessels of Hine Papatūānuku


16 Dec 2018 – 24 Mar 2019


Tracy Keith’s art practice reflects the long, evolving journey of human civilisation – physical, intellectual and spiritual, culminating in modernity. ‘When I build ceramic works I intentionally avoid the instantly recognisable and instead create abstracted forms that evoke something ancient and timeless,’ Tracy says. These vessels are like talismans, containers of memories so old they can be sensed but not recalled. Yet, at the same time, their stripped-back, roughly-cast and embossed forms also seem surprisingly modern. The surfaces of his vessels bring to mind industrial fabrications. With little or no glaze, their surfaces appear raw, rough and primal.

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27th ANNUAL WALLACE ART AWARDS 2018


16 Dec 2018 – 24 Mar 2019


The Annual Wallace Art Awards have grown considerably over their 27 year history. They are the longest-surviving annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with this year’s prize value amounting to over $275,000, including six significant international residencies and three cash prizes.

The Awards continue to support, promote and encourage the visual arts in New Zealand, as well as highlighting artists who are creating remarkable work. This year’s exhibition features the 8 winning artworks of each category, including the Paramount Award winning work by Imogen Taylor, along with the works in a wide variety of media by all 42 finalists.

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Sally Burton – Pale History


16 Dec 2018 – 24 Mar 2019

Pale History is a poignant sculptural installation by Nelson-based artist Sally Burton that examines the complex history and climactic moment that sparked what came to be known as the Wairau Incident. Burton has interpreted the Wairau Incident as a three dimensional history painting.

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Passion and proportion II: improvisation with a dash of repetition

18 Jan – 24 Feb 2019

The exhibitors in Passion and proportion II: improvisation with a dash of repetition are contemporary quilters from New Zealand and Australia. Their common link is their attendance at classes taught in New Zealand by well-known American quilting artist Nancy Crow. This is their second exhibition; the first – Passion and proportion I – was held during the last quilting biennial symposium in Christchurch 2017.

Past Exhibitions