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Chris Adams: Spirit of Place

20 August - 20 September 2014

An exhibition of new mezzotint prints by Chris Adams.

Born in 1942, Chris Adams grew up in England and went to universities in London and Oxford. He was introduced to print making in 1987, through some inspiring teaching from Jill Macintosh, Kate Coolahan and Basia Smolnicki. In 1994, under John Drawbridge, Chris was converted to the Mezzotint faith. He is attracted to the velvety darkness of the mezzotint and its essential quality of mystery and stillness.

"These mezzotints celebrate the landscape of Wellington, a meeting-place of a geologically active land with the dramatic seas and skies of Cook Strait. Emigrants to this New World have radically modified the land, revealing its innate muscularity and sensual forms, but also leaving poignant remnants of the forest and their own strange monuments to the past – the spirit of place. The mezzotints are arranged to accompany an imagined emigrant (the Gerontius of one print) through arrival, a new life’s challenges and on departure, repose."

Chris Adams, Hawkins Hill
mezzotint on 400 x 300 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2014. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, Mt Crawford
mezzotint on 400 x 300 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2014. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, Terawhiti
mezzotint on 300 x 400 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2013. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, O Nata Lux/Entering Wellington Harbour
mezzotint on 300 x 400 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2013. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, Dream of Gerontius II / Johnston Hill
mezzotint on 300 x 400 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2013. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, Summer, Rock Point
mezzotint on 300 x 400 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2013. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, Pukerua Bay
mezzotint on 300 x 270 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2014. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$230 incl GST unframed.
Chris Adams, Lux Aeterna/Cook Strait
mezzotint on 300x 400 mm paper, from an edition of 15, 2014. NZ$400 incl GST framed; NZ$250 incl GST unframed.

Margaret Elliot: Eroding Defences

20 August - 20 September 2014

An exhibition of new paintings & prints by Margaret Elliot.

Born in Wanganui, Margaret gained a BSc in Chemistry followed by a Diploma of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Canterbury. Margaret has exhibited throughout New Zealand in solo and group shows in both public and dealer galleries and has received several awards and grants. In 1998 she travelled to Antarctica as a recipient of the Artists to Antarctica fellowship. Experiencing the stark and minimal forms of the Antarctic environment has had a profound influence upon her work.

"For over thirty years I have lived on the South coast of Wellington. The drama of the coastal environment continues to fascinate with dramatic weather changes and the force of the sea eroding both land and man made structures alike. After responding to the challenging landscape of Antarctica I am taking another look at my immediate environment. In the late 1980s I produced a series of works exploring the interaction of obsolete manmade structures and natural features in the coastal environment. I revisit Oruaiti reserve with a perspective altered by time and experience. Flanking the entrance to Wellington Harbour, these concrete bunkers built to withstand bombardment crumble and rust, unofficial galleries for graffiti artists and a frame for distant hills and pinnacled rocks."

Artwork to be on display from 18 August
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Defences II
oil on board (300 x 300), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$1800 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Defences III
oil on board (300 x 300), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$1800 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Defences IV
oil on board (300 x 300), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$1800 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Defences
monoprint (framed) on 300 x 400 mm paper, 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$585 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Framework I
oil on canvas (100 x 150), 1 of 1, 2014. Sold.
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Framework II
oil on canvas (100 x 150), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$180 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Eroding Framework III
oil on canvas (100 x 150), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$180 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Firing Range II
oil on canvas (framed) (185 x 190), 1 of 1, 2014. Sold.
Margaret Elliot, Firing Range III
oil on canvas (framed) (95 x 95), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$450 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Firing Range IV
oil on canvas (framed) (95 x 95), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$450 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Firing Range
oil on board (330 x 660), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$2800 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Harbour Entrance
oil on board (300 x 400), 1 of 1, 2014. Sold.
Margaret Elliot, No Safe Harbour
monoprint (framed) on 300 x 400 mm paper, 1 of 1, 2014. Sold.
Margaret Elliot, Ramparts against the Sea
monoprint (framed) on 300 x 400 mm paper, 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$585 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Small Island
monoprint (framed) on 300 x 400 mm paper, 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$585 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Standing on the Margin
oil on board (400 x 1200), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$4800 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Tag II
oil on canvas (framed) (125 x 175), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$550 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Tag I
oil on canvas (framed) (125 x 175), 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$550 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Wellington Heads
monoprint (framed) on 300 x 400 mm paper, 1 of 1, 2014. NZ$585 incl GST.
Margaret Elliot, Wellington Heads
oil on board (600 x 1200), 1 of 1, 2014. Sold.