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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

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Gallery Hours

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day


Exhibition Opening | Elizabeth Thomson

14 August 2021 | 6pm

Wellington-based sculptor and artist Elizabeth Thomson joins us at the Gallery for the opening of her exhibition Cellular Memory.

Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and mathematics. With images and concepts from those fields as her starting point, Thomson’s works take flight. They impart a sense of mystery, beauty and the sheer exhilaration of being alive in a universe which is itself living, sentient and ever-responsive. The works in Cellular Memory attest to a career-long commitment to grappling with both natural history and the human condition, fuelled by poetic imagination as well as by much research, field-work and long hours in the studio.

In tandem with the much-celebrated touring exhibition Cellular Memory, the Gallery is thrilled to be presenting Lateral Theories, a remarkable and dramatic new suite of works by Elizabeth Thomson.

Elizabeth Thomson will be joined by curator and artist Gregory O’Brien at the opening.

Saturday 14 August | 6pm | All welcome