Diary February 15 – 22
A2, Affordable Art
Auction February 23rd 6pm
Viewing Friday 19th – Tuesday 23rd
The auction is mainly works on paper but there are a couple of well priced paintings and photographs
There are several works by Bill Hammond including a lithograph “Seamless” from 2006 expected to sell for $1600 as well as three “Fishfinder” works from 2003 expected to sell at $3500.
Among the more interesting works are Julian Dashper’s “Anglican Church” ($5000) and one of Stephen Bambury diptych works of resin and acrylic on aluminium ($5000)
There is one of Billy Apples “Paid” works featuring a receipt from Practical Studio Supplies and a set of Robin Whites hand coloured lino prints of images produced in Kiribati ($5000).
There are four rarely seen Pater Peryer works from his “Gone Home Series” of 1978 ($1500 each) as well as a group of George Chance photographs $300 each).
Among the paintings on offer are a seemingly underpriced George Baloghy of “Grafton Rd” ($1500) with Rangitoto in the background, Elizabeth Rees’s “Time Frame” ($7000) and Dick Frizzell’s The Lonely Sea and the Sky ($4500)
There is an interesting juxtaposition of a couple of works in the show with William George Bakers South Island view “Arthur River” ($2500) from the early nineteenth century and the 1989 image of the same area by Tim Wilson “Westland Impression” is priced at $6000.
Others works by Fiona Pardington, Ralph Hotere, Pat Hanly, Joihn Reynods, Michael Smither and Nigel Brown
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland
Unnatural Naturally: a littering of frippery and fakery, jewellery and objects
by Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young
Alice and the Swamp Dogs by Bronwynne Cornish
February 18 – March 10
“Unnatural Naturally” is a new exhibition from two Australian jewellers, Lauren Simeoni (Adelaide) and Melinda Young (Sydney). The ideas and concepts for the show developed from sending a shared sketch book to and fro. Both artists practices focus on botany and the body creating edgy jewellery that utilises and manipulates non-specific artificial objects.
In conjunction with the “Unnatural Naturally” exhibition, Masterworks Gallery and Manukau School of Visual Arts, Lauren and Melinda are holding two one day workshops on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February.
Bronwynne Cornish says of “Alice and the Swamp Dogs”, “Alice has returned the mirror on her audience; looking into the mirror what do you see? She is supported and accompanied by the Swamp Dogs, Mr. and Mrs. Anubis, and alongside are the Wheeled Temples.”
“These works are a development from last year’s ‘Horn Beak and Claw’ and invite the viewer to share their fantasy world.”
Home Land by Gary Henderson
February 20 - March 20
Directed by Stephanie McKellar-Smith
The cast of actors includes John Bach playing Ken Taylor, an aging farmer who adamantly wishes to remain on the family land despite his increasing infirmity. Alistair Browning, Eilish Moran, Ross McKellar, Sandra Rasmussen and Amy Straker complete the cast as the children and grandchildren who return to the family farm to make the difficult decision as to Ken’s future.
McKellar-Smith acknowledges that “the themes of the play are deeply moving and very powerful - I don’t think there are any New Zealanders who haven’t been touched in some way or another by this situation. We set out to find the light in a dark situation – despite the troubles they face, they are a family and Home Land celebrates that strength as much as the heartbreak”.
Home Land has received considerable acclaim throughout New Zealand: it was commissioned for the 30th anniversary season of The Fortune Theatre in Dunedin in 2004, and in 2007 was nominated for six Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in Wellington, winning five (including “Best new New Zealand Play” and “Production of the Year”).
Mon, 15 Feb 2010