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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

P | 03 308 1133

E | info@ashburtonartgallery.org.nz

Gallery Hours

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day

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Memory of place takes flight

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

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DATES & TIMES

3 March - 31 March 2018

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Fiona Van Oyen’s solo exhibition Memory of Place Takes Flight is an extension on her striking multi-panel work I think this is part of my garden…, which took out the Premier Award for ZAFAA17.

A mountain is a part of the landscape and it is a reference point… rivers, lakes, holes in the ground, fishing grounds, trees, burial places and islands… they all form a cultural grid over the land which provides meaning order and stability to human existence. Without the fixed grid of named features we would be total strangers on the land – lost souls with nowhere to attach ourselves. (Sir Sydney Moko Mead)

With an interest in the psychological and perceptual reading of landscape, Van Oyen creates meditative and arresting works which honour the traditions of printmaking while progressing the practice of contemporary drawing.

This exhibition is supported by Zonta Club of  Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery.

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Images: Fiona van Oyen, The Anthropomorphic garden (silver),2018, Linocut print, oil-based ink and enamel paint on cotton paper, Edition 1 of 3. photographed by Johannes van Kan

DATES & TIMES

3 March - 31 March 2018

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

Until March 2019

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Tony Bond

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This wonderful exhibition 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.

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Ashburton Sculpture Symposium 2018

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.

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