Our Stockroom showcases 10 Whanganui based artists. 10 works from each artist are available exclusively through us online and in rotation in the gallery. Stay tuned as we individually announce our Stable of Artists.
Leigh Anderton-Hall draws from human and natural imagery, urban structures and objects to address personal and collective concerns & fascinations; her work is informed by personal experience, current affairs and mythical archetypes. Predominantly working in series, Leigh builds a narrative through collections of objects which over her career has varied from painting, constructed objects and more recently ceramics.
Emma Cunningham speaks in the language of materiality. Her fine eye and attention to detail in shaping and casting recycled metal perfectly sets off and accentuates natural materials such as stone, wood, fresh-water pearls, shell and seeds. This assemblage style is seen in both her 2-D and jewellery practices.
Inspired by ancient mythologies and folklore Emma uses nature and birdlife to highlight the importance of reflecting on our history to preserve our future.
Surrounded by garden, beach and large stretches of rural landscape in her home based studio in Tangimoana, Amy Blackburn produces paintings and drawings inspired by what she sees and feels. These sought after paintings exude a certain type of serenity many artists wish to obtain. To live with an Amy Blackburn is one of life’s greatest treasures- and would prove to be a truly rewarding investment piece.
Perry Davies is a printmaker, painter and formerly a designer/sculptor with work in collections all over New Zealand and abroad. His work inspired by vernacular and colonial architecture; buildings much like his paintings exuding ‘unconscious style’ and appeal. He custom frames each painting himself with recycled materials reminiscent of his iconic birdhouses.
Samantha Matthews’ aesthetic is one of quiet calm; tensions are built upon unnervingly clean lines, compositions and clever observations as she traverses New Zealand landscapes, documenting buildings and places ‘off the beaten track’. A view never seen before or perhaps just entirely overlooked- Matthews’ photographs compel us to look again.
An exploration of order & chaos; Glen Hutchins’ work through chance, risk and repetition carefully traverses the landscape of both abstraction and the tumultuous times we are living in.
A regular finalist of the Wallace Art Awards and winner of the 2016 Sarjeant Arts Review; Rayner uses a variety of mediums: ceramics, photography and latch hook rugs. Through his art, Mark explores politics, popular culture and all things weird and wonderful. Warning… works are often abjectly humorous, alluring and addictive to collect!
Stretching the boundaries of glass, colour and abstraction; Traub’s passion for glass has spanned a career of 45 years which has seen his work exhibited around the world and selected for numerous publications. Using multiple techniques such as blown hot glass and kiln processes like fusing and slumping, Traub creates collectable platters and freestanding works inspired by painting, textiles and architecture.
Abstract painter Patrick Cush explores the rich and satisfying qualities of paint. Through his colour harmonies, layering and glazing, Cush creates an engaging surface only achievable with commitment, joy, patience and reflection.
Mike Marsh- known largely for his pop painting, portraits and characters and most recently specializing in hand cut collage. The world has lots of boring things to look at and Mike’s work is not one of those things.