UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

MALCOLM SMITH GALLERY

Natalie Guy: Then and Then again

22 January to 24 February 2018

Opening Saturday 20 January, 2.30PM

New works from New Zealand and India reinterpreting modernism for a new time

Natalie Guy recently completed a three month residency in Varanasi, India and the results of this residency form her new exhibition, Then and Then again.

Working with manufacturers she met in the city, Guy weaves some of the wonder of Varanasi into her distinctive sculpture practice.

Utilising a contrasting palette of hard material (iron formed into shapes by a local Varanasi blacksmith) and soft fibres (traditional muslin dyed and embroidered with designs inspired by Gordon Walters prints), this exhibition regenerates and brings together New Zealand modernism and Indian handcraft.

The residency Guy completed is based at Kriti Gallery and is supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation.

 

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EVENTS

Exhibition Talk: The Bloggs

Sunday 10 December, 2.30PM

Join artist Nicola Jackson and Chris Smith, Curator of the W.D. Trotter Anatomy Museum, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, as they discuss aspects of an anatomy museum and the exhibition that was inspired by these unique institutions.

Nicola Jackson has created her version of an anatomy museum in The Bloggs, filling vitrines and cabinets with a range of curious objects and adorning the walls with paintings of inquisitive characters.

Nicola Jackson: Paint a Plate Workshop

Saturday 13 January, 11.30AM to 1.30PM

Join Dunedin artist, Nicola Jackson for a fun free workshop exploring some of the ideas found in her exhibition, The Bloggs.

Participants will look at personal expression, colour and illustration and paint their own plate design then glaze it to take home.

This will be an exciting chance to work with Nicola and create a unique piece of art!

All materials provided, suitable for children aged 8 – 16.

To register email: exhibitions@uxbridge.org.nz.  Spots are limited!

UXBRIDGE SHOWCASE

Yvonne Abercrombie

15 January to 15 February

Opening Saturday 20 January, 2.30PM

 

Yvonne Abercrombie paints figures using equal amounts of opposing ideas; comic and classical, kitsch colour and natural hues; fake imagery and real content.

Her bold portraits draw inspiration from a broad range of genres – romance novel art, comic and pulp art, medieval manuscripts, mythological representation and naive art.   These sources provide her with a diverse visual library of the figure, from which she gains a greater understanding and appreciation of alternative representations of the female form.

 

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