Barry Cleavin: Portrayals & Betrayals

24 September - 25 October 2014

An exhibition of new etchings by Barry Cleavin.

Barry Cleavin has exhibited in New Zealand since 1969 and has made a significant contribution to the New Zealand printmaking landscape through his role as Senior Lecturer of printmaking at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts between 1978 and 1990. As a collection these works suggest that not all reactions or interpretations to things have to be literal. They may be interpretative. They do not have to be large or heroic in order to have resonance. These works are curated for a collective intimacy. They were born in different years but now join each other as ‘Portrayals and Betrayals’.

One series deals with something that is as innocent as music – listening to, and drawing (during a Christchurch winter) from Glenn Gould’s recorded (DVD) archives. These are small responses to the musical events – drawn, etched out, printed in ultramarine blue. They are portrayals of sounds as much of the performer in performance.

A second series of portraits – are responses to photographs of ‘Defendants’ who forfeited their lives during the Moscow Show Trials of 1938. The third series (in two parts – colour and black and white) are ‘responses’ to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘responses’ to profiles of people of his (real or imaginary) acquaintance.

Kathryn Madill: New Works

24 September - 25 October 2014

An exhibition of new mezzotints and monoprints prints by Kathryn Madill.

Born in Ruatahuna in 1951, Kathryn Madill graduated from the Canterbury University School of Art in 1971 with a major in printmaking. Kathryn's new mezzotints and monoprints evoke a haunting imaginary world of mysterious characters. "I was drawing people hanging around in the landscape in my black and white monoprints and started to introduce blue into the skies. From that blue colour I decided they were waiting for a blue train, and so the images for these monoprints and the series of mezzotints have grown from that idea. The mezzotints are train windows, either looking into the train or out from the train at the scenery going by."

Emily Valentine: Feathered Finery - WOW window feature

22 September - 12 October 2014

A wearable art window display featuring feathered finery by Emily Valentine.

Congratulations to Emily on her win of the WOW Factor Award in this years World Of WearableArt Award Show. Emily's work "Sulphur Crested Frockatoo" was judged as the most innovative garment with the most WOW factor by Dame Suzie Moncrieff the creator of the World of WearableArt Awards.

Emily Valentine is a contemporary mixed media artist living and working in both Australia and her native New Zealand. Using feathers as her paint, Emily will weave her feathered magic to create an exciting display in our window for the World Of Wearable Art New Zealand retail window competition.

Heart/ 2013

30 November - 24 December 2013

Solander's Annual Christmas Cash and Carry Exhibition.

Heart/2013 features small works from Solander's stable of artists, all for $300.00 or less.

Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere and treat yourself or someone else on your list, a handmade work of art.

Alexis Neal, Basia Smolnicki, Catherine Macdonald, Cerisse Palalagi, Chris Denton, Chris White, Damon Kowarsky, Deborah Barton, Danielle Creenaune, Duncan Pepe Long, Ellen Giggenbach, Esther Hansen, Emily Valentine, Graham Hall, Inge Doesburg, Jacqueline Aust, Jacob Rolfe, Jo Ogier, John Pusateri, Kathryn Madill, Kim Lowe, Kyoko Imazu, Kyla Cresswell, Lynn Taylor, Michele Bryant, Nigel Brown, Rachael Garland, Sam Broad, Sheyne Tuffery, Stanley Palmer, Vanessa Edwards

This year we have embraced the season of giving by collaborating with Wellington charitable trust One Percent Collective. Solander Gallery will donate 1% of Christmas show sales to a select charity supported through the collective.

One Percent Collective exists to inspire a generosity movement in Aotearoa by enabling people to easily donate 1% of their income to help small NZ-based charities grow.

They give small charities the support and publicity they deserve by bringing together the creative community, businesses and kind citizens to give to causes they care about. 100% of donations are passed on to their six partner charities.

  • Find out more at www.onepercentcollective.org
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