Upcoming Exhibitions

RADIO AND DESIGN 1920-1950
28 August to 13 September
Opening event 4pm Sunday 27 August

Nostalgia takes over as we celebrate the golden age of radio with a fascinating collection of ‘wireless sets’ curated by enthusiast James Davidson. From cabinets of the cathedral-type influenced by Art Nouveau style and the geometric skyscraper lines of the Art Deco era, right through to the first colourful Bakelite plastic sets with chrome trim, radios in their heyday were symbols of status as much as they were implements of news dissemination and entertainment. To add to the atmosphere, the exhibition will include a selection of Art Deco posters.

SOLO SHOWS

HEATHER GROUDEN: Earth and Air
GAYLE FORSTER: Transforming
28 August to 13 September
Opening event 4pm Sunday 27 August

Two graduates of Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch present very different solo shows running concurrently. Painter Gayle Forster spent time in Japan working with the masters of Ukiyo-e, Japanese print, which has influenced her work, as has her interest in the changes that occur within our natural environment. Heather Grouden’s ceramic boxes, bowls, platters and towers are inspired by the cliff and rock formations below the Chelsea Sugar Works, and her moody paintings show light and colour closing into darkness.

GROUP EXHIBITION

BOB DRAKE, RAY WILKINSON AND BILGANA SNJEGOTA, AND OTHERS:
28 August to 13 September
Opening event 4pm Sunday 27 August

Our August line up is complete with a group exhibition, presenting five or six paintings each from Bob Drake, Ray Wilkinson, Denice Symons and Biljana Snjegota. Drake and Wilkinson work in geometric abstract styles, while the paintings of Snjegota and Symons are more organic and representational.

 

 

For information about upcoming talks, films, classes and other events, please check out our public programmes!