Te Puna o Waiwhetū Christchurch Art Gallery is launching its exclusive new art-wine and an art-beer at Art Do – the new gallery gala.
I inherited a love of art from my mother. I am lucky enough to own my favourite pieces of art that hang proudly in our home. They are an Elizabeth Thomson from the Astrophysics series and a very early Karl Maughan. My wife bullied me to join the Foundation in 2008, and low and behold I actually enjoy being a part of it! I love the success of the Foundation and contributing to it – it’s been good fun.
Come hungry and do dinner – a collection of contemporary food stations cooked up by some of the best and brightest in the business will feed you at Art Do.
Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads
Delightful observations of character and place, from rural Canterbury to bustling 1950s London.
We’re delighted to announce that Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū has won a number of accolades at the 21st Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards. The prestigious annual awards celebrate excellence in the Australasian museum sector and were presented on Tuesday evening during a gala dinner in Melbourne.
This oval painting suggests space in which emotion is contained, a signature format for this abstract artist. Radiating colour emits an aura of intensity and physical energy, countered by rectangular shapes evoking order and balance. With its colour field of rich tones and underlying theme of emotion, this work reaches out to the viewer; the colour, form, gesture and idea all mixing to create a unified expression.
Gretchen Albrecht graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1963. In 1981 she was awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago. Albrecht has exhibited in New Zealand and internationally for more than 35 years. Her recent work has appeared in exhibitions in both Europe and the United States, including the exhibition Decades at the Robert Steele Gallery in New York. A retrospective exhibition of oval and hemisphere paintings, accompanied by recent works on paper and editions, was shown at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and City Gallery Wellington in 2005.