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NEWSLETTER

 


Keeping you informed of exhibitions and events that features the artists I have worked with and news of other events from time to time.





2016 is the 19th year that National Poetry Day has been held in New Zealand. Damien Wilkins, Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University said, “The Day is an incredibly valuable opportunity to connect readers and writers ... The broad range of poets and events, as well as its national reach, make this a highly significant date on the literary calendar.”

This year Phantom Billstickers came on board as a major sponsor with the New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Nicola Legat, chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust said “We have long admired Phantom’s commitment to putting poems on posters and in cafes via their Café Reader. They are a natural partner given that Phantom’s business is taking messages to the streets and that’s what the New Zealand Book Awards Trust aspires to do with poetry.”

So take the opportunity to enjoy poetry, and why not come along to the Divine Muses Reading at the Gus Fisher Gallery.

DIVINE MUSES XIII : an evening of poetry brings together a stellar line up of poets for one evening to celebrate National Poetry Day

Jenny Bornholdt, Riemke Ensing, Siobhan Harvey, Gregory O'Brien, Maris O'Rourke, Vivienne Plumb.

Come and hear these wonderful writers read their work in the sumptuous surroundings of the Gus Fisher Art Gallery

74 Shortland Street, Auckland 6.30 - 8 pm FREE ENTRY - All ages welcome.

For further details click here.




Bing Dawe
features in a group exhibition opening on Sunday August 7th in Marlborough


Bing Dawe’s recent works focus on the tiny native Galaxiidae fish, including NZ whitebait, at risk because of water degradation and habitat destruction. The Christchurch artist’s distinctive bronze/steel sculptures, featuring their presence and absence in sublimely beautiful wall sculptures, link them to the galaxy, lifting their importance, size and significance to a universal scale.

The Diversion Gallery
Unit 5A Ground Floor, 10 London Quay
Picton Waterfront
Marlborough

http://thediversiongallery.co.nz/




Dilana Rugs & Mr Bigglesworthy

In 2010, Dan and Emma Eagle of Mr. Bigglesworthy needed a gallery setting to open their first store. A light and open industrial space occupied by bespoke rug maker Dilana was the perfect setting. This was the start of an inspiring partnership with Dilana owners Hugh and Robyn Bannerman. Five years on, Mr. Bigglesworthy is now Dilana rugs exclusive Auckland retailer.

Mr. Bigglesworthy focuses on premium mid century modern furniture and contemporary design classics.

Featured in the Dilana range are rugs by John Lyall and Paull Cullen

Mr Bigglesworthy
15 Williamson Ave
Ponsonby
Auckland

OPEN 10–5 Tuesday-Friday
10–3 Saturday

http://mrbigglesworthy.co.nz/store/category/50/rugs
https://www.instagram.com/mrbigglesworthy/


 



New book edited by Gregory O'Brien and Nick Bevin Futuna: Life of a Building.

Since its grand opening in 1961, Wellington's Futuna Chapel – devised by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen – has held a singular place in New Zealand's cultural history. Futuna: Life of a Building tells the remarkable story of the chapel's inception and construction, and its status beyond as well as within the architectural world. The book also tells the vexed story of the chapel's sale to a developer in 2001 and its subsequent dereliction and, at the eleventh hour, rescue. Since then, the chapel has been transformed from a place of Catholic worship to a non-denominational centre for spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. With essays by Chris Cochran, David Mitchell, Niall McLaughlin, Gregory O’Brien and Nick Bevin and photographs by Paul McCredie and Gavin Woodward, this book takes us into the heart of one of the most dynamic and affecting human-made structures in Oceania.

Reference: http://vup.victoria.ac.nz/futuna-life-of-a-building/

To know more about the chapel and see inside http://www.futunatrust.org.nz

Click to hear Kim Hill interview Gregory O'Brien about his new book with Nick Bevin, Futuna: Life of a Building.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201806779/gregory-o'brien-futuna-chapel



Exhibition Tour with Artist Euan Macleod and Curator Gregory O'Brien - 4pm Sunday 21 August 2016

Euan Mcleod - Painter at the Millenium Art Gallery.

Euan Macleod is a trans-Tasman artist. This is ..the first survey of his work to tour in New Zealand, and spans the period, 1984 to 2012. Macleod was born in Christchurch and trained at the Canterbury School of Art. Based in Sydney, MacLeod constantly returns to New Zealand to make art. Winner of numerous awards, Macleod is represented in major public collections in Australia and New Zealand.

The exhibition was curated by Gregory O’Brien and is toured by Exhibition Services.

Euan Mcleod - Painter 6 August – 18 September 2016

Millennium Public Art Gallery
corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim

Weekdays: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Weekends: 1.00pm – 4pm

http://www.marlboroughart.org.nz



Paul Cullen
's drawing The Auckland Plan received a Highly Commended in this year's Parkin Drawing Prize which was won Hannah Beehr.

The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.

Drawing is a fundamental act – thinking and making, seeing and imagining.
GREGORY O'BRIEN

The Parkin Prize is a national award and an annual exhibition held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Each year the winning entry will be purchased and added to a unique collection of drawings by New Zealand artists.

The Parkin Prize has been established by Chris Parkin, an arts patron and former owner of New Zealand’s only boutique art hotel – Museum Art Hotel in Wellington.


The Parkin Drawing Prize
1 August - 28 August 2016
Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington.

Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm

http://parkinprize.org.nz



Looking for a day out, how about a walk at Brick Bay Sculpture Park. Just an hours drive from Auckland you will find a range of sculptures to view and a cafe perhaps for coffee or lunch.



PAUL CULLEN
Provisional Arrangements
2015
Aluminium chair, concrete and steel.
1100mm x 2000mm x 1800mm

http://www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz/Sculpture/Paul-Cullen/Provisional-Arrangements.aspx

To know more about Paul Cullen's work and view other works from his PROVISONAL ARRANGEMENTS series go to http://www.paulcullen.info

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
Arabella Lane
Snells Beach
Warkworth 0982
New Zealand
http://www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz





Kind Regards

Jane