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Maria Laura Muniz - Daniel
Tatyana Kuilda - Maori Musician
Mati MacMaster - Bare 
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Looking at ourselves

 
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Date:

Fri 14 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sat 15 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sun 16 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Mon 17 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Tue 18 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Wed 19 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Thu 20 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Fri 21 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sat 22 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sun 23 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Mon 24 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Tue 25 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Wed 26 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

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Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Thu 27 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Fri 28 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

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Sat 29 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

Date:

Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Venue:

Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
Wellington

Category:

Exhibitions, Drawing, Illustration, Painting

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NZ Academy of Fine Arts

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Exhibition: 31 May - 30 June 2024

This is the fourth themed exhibition that we have invited artists to submit work for during the past nine months and the quality of the response has been breath-taking. The theme of ‘Looking at Ourselves’ was open to broad interpretation. We have works that examine the human form in classic nudes and portraits, but other works are intensely, almost uncomfortably, personal self-examinations.

A highlight of this exhibition has been the opportunity to see different media used to the absolute peak of technical brilliance, whether pastels, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic or oils.

Of works in charcoal, “Lady in Frame” by Yavanna den Harder, ‘Stephen watching NZ v England, 3rd Women’s International’ by Lisa Munnelly, or ‘Rick’ by Jacky Pearson stand out.

For pastels, the level of observation and fidelity to life in Bernadette Ballantyne’s ‘Russel’ and ‘Resting Mum Face’ are arresting.

Tatyana Kulida’s ‘Maori Musician’, Catherine Ward’s ‘The Cartographer’, Laura Olenska’s ‘Study of a foot’ and Ashraf Pirnia’s ‘Innocence’ are each works that reward closer study and appreciation of their technical merits.

The President’s Award goes to “Confronting self” by Michael Hsieh for a contemplative, beautifully executed self-portrait. 

The Curator’s Award goes to “Marcus” by Jacky Pearson for a superb portrait that offers a masterclass in the capabilities of watercolour.

“Confronting self” by Michael Hsieh
“Marcus” by Jacky Pearson

 

Merit Awards went to
  • “In Light’s Embrace” by Xiu Huan Mah for a beautifully observed nude rendered with admirable economy
  •  “Breather” by Justine Turnbull for bravura brushwork in her self-portrait
  • “The Phone” by Vivian McKenna for a delicate and exquisite pen and ink nude
  • “Lady in Frame” by Yavanna den Harder for a clever and almost photographic rendering in charcoal of a seated nude
  •  “Russel” by Bernadette Ballantyne for a hyper-realist portrait in pastels

Congratulations to them all.

 

“The Phone” by Vivian McKenna
“Russel” by Bernadette Ballantyne
“In Light’s Embrace” by Xiu Huan Mah

 

  “Breather” by Justine Turnbull
“Lady in Frame” by Yavanna den Harder

 

 

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Address: 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington, NZ

Postal Address: PO Box 25482, Wellington 6140

Phone:  04 499 8807

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

 

Jacky Pearson Workshop 

A one day workshop - "Perspective in Watercolour"  READ MORE

EVENT: 16 June 2024

JoElle Gragilla Workshop 

A one day workshop - “Considering Composition”  READ MORE

EVENT: 30 June 2024

Jane-Loiuse Kellahan Workshop 

2 one day painting workshops.  READ MORE

EVENT: 6 & 7 July 2024

Parkin Drawing Prize

Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing  READ MORE

EXHIBITION: 6 August1 September 2024

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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