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EXHIBITIONS 2023: Helen Seresin - A Retrospective

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Date:

Fri 19 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sat 20 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sun 21 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Mon 22 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Tue 23 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Wed 24 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Thu 25 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Fri 26 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sat 27 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sun 28 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Mon 29 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Tue 30 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Wed 31 May 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Thu 1 Jun 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Fri 2 Jun 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sat 3 Jun 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

Date:

Sun 4 Jun 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

Category:

Exhibitions, Visual Arts, Arts Culture, Free Entry Event, Painting

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Free

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NZ Academy of Fine Arts

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19 May – 4 June 2023

LightSpace Gallery

Helen Seresin was a prolific Wellington painter through the 1970’s and into the mid 80’s, exhibiting at the Academy Galleries in Buckle Street and also the Wellington Settlement Gallery once that had opened.

Living at 28 Grass Street and married to Harry Seresin, Helen had a strong connection with the local creative community. In a family filled with music, art, theatre and creativity, Helen evolved her own painting style, representing the aspects of life she loved: family and Wellington’s landscapes and scenes.

After the recent passing of her daughter, Diana, a private collection of Helen’s work is being made available for public viewing in a retrospective of her work and a hint of nostalgia for the Wellington of the time.

Helen’s daughter, Lara Seresin, will also be exhibiting here for the first time since the late 70’s. After completing her BA in Fine Arts in London, Lara has lived in Australia since and held numerous exhibitions there. With the opportunity to present alongside her mother Helen, Lara will be displaying a wonderful series of her own.

Lastly, works by long-time NZAFA member and inaugural president of the New Zealand Society of Potters, Muriel Moody, will be displayed. Muriel's reputation rests primarily on her ceramic sculptures and some bronzes cast in the 1980s. Her work was original and distinctive, usually based on the human figure. Family groups, lovers and solitary figures in moments of emotion were her favoured subjects, all executed with great freedom and liveliness, her groups expressing strong feeling and passionate interaction. She created birds, animals and mythical creatures, some whimsical, others sinister, but all lively.

 

 


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LightSpace Gallery

As we move to a firm programme of exhibitions in the main gallery, LightSpace Gallery becomes our venue for smaller exhibitions, individual artist hires and solo shows. We are offering 12-day hires giving two weekends – Wednesday through Sunday of the following week – at $160 per day including GST.

Shared between two artists, $80 per day for about 10m of gallery wall each is a cost-effective opportunity for artists to exhibit a group of works.

Contact Exhibitions@nzafa.com if you are interested in any of these dates.

 
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