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Ashburton Art Gallery

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Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day


Lecture – The Kelliher Paintings: A New Zealand Phenomenon

Wednesday 31 August, 5.30pm - 7pm

We’re thrilled to have Dr. Mark Stocker coming to Ashburton to share some of his knowledge and insight into our current exhibition Rare and Unrivalled Beauty: Landscape Paintings from the Kelliher Art Trust Collection. Mark’s recently published article in Art New Zealand, ’This is New Zealand: The Kelliher Collection Tours the Mainland’ (Autumn 2022), delves into the history and some of the controversy that still surrounds the Kelliher Collection, and celebrates their ‘unrivalled beauty’. As Stocker says in his Art New Zealand article: “What immediately impresses is how admirably crafted many of the exhibits (whether ancient or modern) really are: they know their stuff, what to represent and how to represent it.”

Cost: Free; light refreshments will be served.

Dr Mark Stocker is a semi-retired art historian who lives in Christchurch.  An academic at Canterbury and Otago for nearly 30 years, his last job was Curator, Historical International Art at Te Papa. Mark has 250 publications to his credit, and his most recent book is When Britain Went Decimal: The Coinage of 1971 (Spink/ Royal Mint).  He also writes a monthly online column on historical pop music.


Mark and Matty, Cust 2020

Mark and Matty, Cust 2020

Top image | Caroline Bellamy, Light in the Valley, Lawrence River, 2019. Oil on Board, commissioned 2019 by the Kelliher Arts Trust.