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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

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Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day

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Ashburton Sculpture Symposium 2018

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

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DATES & TIMES

20 October - 11 November 2018

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

For a second time the Gallery has partnered with the Ashburton Sculpture Symposium (formerly the Ashburton Stone Sculpture Symposium) to support this special event which brings eleven sculptors from across New Zealand and from overseas to Ashburton.
All works will be created from Timaru bluestone and Mt Somers limestone which has been quarried and trucked into the Ashburton Domain for this event. Spectators have the opportunity to engage with the artists while they make their work and be able to see the progress and action on site.

This year’s sculptors include Moira Crossman (Dunedin), Pita Rua (Picton), Suzanne Emslie (Dunedin), Debbie Templeton-Page (Timaru), Steve Molloy (New Plymouth), Paul Deans (Christchurch), Rex O’Brien (Mount Maunganui), Jocelyn Pratt (Putaruru), Jina Lee (South Korea, currently based in Perth Australia) and Brent Holley (Ashburton).

The symposium will start on the 20th of October with the artists working on site for two weeks. Following this the sculptures will be on display at the Domain until the 11th of November when the symposium will conclude with a public auction and family fun day in the magnificent Ashburton Domain. The Gallery will have smaller sculptures on display throughout the duration of the symposium, and will host a night of artist talks prior to the auction on the 31st of October.

Family Fun Day | 11 November 11:00am—3:00pm
Auction | 11 November 1:30pm

 

 

DATES & TIMES

20 October - 11 November 2018

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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