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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

P | 03 308 1133

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Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day

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A Celebration

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

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DATES & TIMES

27 September - 11 November

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

We are thrilled to bring this travelling exhibition from the Waiheke Community Art Gallery to the South Island which highlights the life and work of one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed textile artists Malcolm Harrison (1941-2007). Showcasing works sourced from the artist’s own personal collection comprising of quilts, wool tapestries, linen embroideries, tapa cloth pieces alongside painted works on paper, small sculpture, assemblages, poetry, illustrations and children’s books. This exhibition showcases Harrison’s finely developed craftsmanship and artistic skills across mediums from working drawings through to finished creations.

Harrison’s notable achievements include the commission of These are the Matters of Pride and Whanaungatanga (Relationships) for the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and being awarded the inaugural Creative New Zealand Craft/Object fellowship.

This exhibition is curated by freelance curator and researcher Ceryls Dallaway Davidson. Her background is in textiles and fashion design and she is currently a research assistant at the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

Exhibition toured and developed by the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.

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Header image credit: Malcolm Harrison, Russian Caviar (detail), 1991, machine quilted and appliqued cloth.
Image: Malcolm Harrison, a quiet meal at the Chez (detail), June 30 1989, machine quilted and appliqued cloth.

 

 

 

DATES & TIMES

27 September - 11 November

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

19 November 2018- 13 January 2019

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Complement and Contrast

Works from the Gallery Collection

Over the summer period we will present the Gallery’s growing collection with our exhibition, Complement and Contrast which brings to light old favourites along with new acquisations from the past.

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Until March 2019

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Croactus

Tony Bond

Christchurch-based artist Tony Bond has brought some playfulness to our foyer space with his wall installation Croactus comprised of 51 colourful ceramic sculptures.

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5 November- 10 February 2019

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Snark: A Victorian Odyssey

David Elliot

We welcome the imagination of David Elliot to the Gallery with his exhibition Snark: A Victorian Odyssey which explores the mystery behind his award-winning book Snark. Through the “evidence” presented in this curious collection of illustrations and artifacts Elliot invites us to investigate what really happened on the Snark expedition.

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19 November 2018- 17 February 2019

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The Process of Place

Clive Humphreys

This exhibition of large charcoal and watercolour works explore sites of forest remants and bush on Waiheke Island. Clive Humphreys has spent years studying and learning from the British watercolourists and this is evident in the works in this solo show.

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