The Summer exhibition in the main gallery is showcasing works by members with over 200 selected works on show. There’s something for everyone - paintings of all styles and genres, ceramics, sculptures, fabrics, and bronzes.
This show was curated by Suzanne Herschell, Artist and Life member of the Academy. Her Curators comments are as follows;
This final exhibition of 2020 defies a cataclysmic year with its entrance welcoming you to the vibrancy of summer. Warmth and optimism continue into the amazing NZ Academy gallery spaces presenting exceptional works across the media spectrum from our members, celebrating creativity, extraordinary talent and exuberance even during a challenging time for the arts.
It is an awesome spectacle of individual development and investigation of new concepts extending imaginative boundaries. From the spontaneous or exploratory ventures to the meticulously rendered or crafted three dimensional works, the visual experiences are inspiring at every turn and corner of the gallery. Traditionalists too will be captivated by beautifully executed watercolours and stunning landscapes. There are offerings to intrigue and engage everyone.
Congratulations to the artists who personally excelled and made this Summer Exhibition shine.
Special thanks to Rob for valuable collaboration, and to Phil and Arthur for installation magic. It takes a team to deliver this array for you the viewer. Enjoy the triumphant artistic expressions!