Essential Work: Artists in Isolation

Solander Gallery is getting ready to welcome you back after the national lockdown with a group show  Essential Work. Our artists have been invited to reflect on these challenging times and how they are emerging from isolation.

The exhibition title points towards the idea of Art being essential for practitioners as it is their livelihood and life’s work in most cases. Not only is art work essential for the creator but also for the people who engage with it as part of the cultural fabric of society. Essential Work is a celebration for artists, galleries and people alike.

Video walk through of Essential Work here

Keep an eye on this page as we upload further works from the featured artists.

‘Essential Work” has been extended and will now run through until 18 July.

Please check our website for our adjusted gallery opening times during Alert  Level 1.




Kyoko Imazu

Damon Kowarsky

Catherine Macdonald

Margaret Elliot

Jacqueline Aust


Nuala Gregory

Rick Allender

Michele Bryant

Tabatha Forbes

Marci Tackett

Lynn Taylor

Rona Green

Chris Adams

Robert Hague

Chris Ingham

Annie Smits Sandano