|Tue 8 Dec 2009, 5:30pm|
Our Catalogue this year includes some wonderful works including an exquisite Charles Blomfield of “Westport”, painted when sailing ships plied the coastline of New Zealand. An extremely rare Trevor Moffitt “Father Series” work is also a feature of the Catalogue. This image is one of the highly sought “War Series” depicting his father at the New Zealand Expeditionary forces training camp in Wales. A unique work by Alice Whtye is also included which shows the “Three Kings Quarry” in Auckland around the 1920’s. This is one of very few paintings showing the Three Kings volcanoes, of which now only one remains, the other two having been quarried away. A magnificent example of the important “Motorway” Series by Robert Ellis is also included. In the orange, white and brown tones painted on the black background this is one of the best examples from this early New Zealand abstract series of paintings. Another major abstract work is also included by leading New Zealand abstract expressionist painter Philippa Blair. “Hybrid Tracking” is a fine example of this American based New Zealand artist’s vibrant use of colour. New paintings from Nigel Brown, Mark Wooller, Rozi Demant, Viky Garden and three recent Elam graduates also grace the catalogue.
In addition to the Summer Catalogue Opening, 3 paintings will be included in a Silent Auction in aid of the Village of Poutasi in Samoa, which was destroyed by the Tsunami and Earthquake. Poutasi is the the location of Fatu Feu’u’s village, where many of his relatives and friends perished. Three paintings have been donated especially to raise funds for the village of Poutasi. Bidding commences at 6.30pm, Tuesday 8th December, and will finish on Saturday 19th December at 4pm. Bids will be accepted by email, phone or may also be placed in
person at the Gallery. Please refer to the website for further details.
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