Three High Street District Galleries opened their exhibitions on Wednesday on 23rd November 2011. All exhibitions run through to Christmas, so come and take a look.
ANNA MILES GALLERY, upstairs at 4j/47 High Street opens a very special show
Preview: Wednesday 23 November 6 – 8pm
Sarah Hillary’s painting often forms associations between the art she works with in a professional capacity and art she encounters in her personal life. As Principal Conservator at Auckland Art Gallery, Hillary can spend days surveying the surfaces of some of New Zealand’s most revered paintings under a microscope. In Floating, she turns her attention to the intimate world of the gift. The shells she has painted on have been given to her by friends and relations. The subjects she has chosen to paint are parts of gifts to her and members of her family.
Exhibition runs till 22 December 2011.
Anna Miles Gallery
4j/47 High Street
09 377 4788
Gallery Open: Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm & by appointment
HOUSE OF HEDONE at 5b High Street presents
Preview: Wednesday 23 November 5 – 8pm
Tin-men and friends hit the city! From Retrobots to Surreal Pop, characters direct from the minds some of NZ’s most imaginative artists, are bought to life amongst hyper-coloured city landscapes.
A Group show featuring Martin Horspool, Andrew Palace, Dave Beazley, Marti Wong, Sam Broad, Rachel Denny, Tony Cribb originals, Hayley Hamilton, Tineke Wilde and Stephen Weathall
Don’t miss: sculptor Martin Horspool’s presentation at the preview about the inception and construction of his robot characters.
Exhibition runs until 24th December 2011
House of Hedone
5b High St
09 303 3289
Gallery Hours – Mon 11-4pm, Tues – CLOSED, Wed – Fri 10 – 5.30pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm
Jane Sanders ART Agent on level one of the Blackett’s Building on the cnr Shortland & Queen Street brings you new paintings by
Being there. Where?
Preview 23 November 5.30 – 7.30pm
Des Helmore has always been fascinated with the environs around him, be it a rural or city landscape. He reduces details and brings the world around us into the abstract. It is often the seemingly incidental features, which provide attraction for Helmore and act as signifiers of the type of site depicted.
Helmore’s new suite of works Being there, where? will delight both those familiar and unfamiliar with his work with their beautifully painted surfaces as he parles with Google Earth!
Jane Sanders ART Agent
Level 1, Blackett’s Building
cnr Shortland Street & Queen Street.
Gallery open: Wed-Fri 10-5.30, Sat 10-3 & by appointment