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Eastern Southland Gallery,

PO Box 305, Gore 9740,

14 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710, 

Southland, New Zealand

Phone: 0064 (0)3 208 9907

Email: jgeddes@goredc.govt.nz

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Past Exhibitions

We are in the process of creating this section of our website. If you would like to know more about our past temporary exhibitions, please contact the gallery - thank you.

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French sculptor Auguste Rodin is one of the world’s most well-known artists, and his work had a profound influence on the development of modern art. Born in 1840, he went on to produce some of the world’s best known and most celebrated sculptures including The Age of Bronze (1876), The Thinker (1880) and The Kiss (1882).

29 June - 22 September 2019

REMEMBERING RODIN

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The Eastern Southland Gallery has combined with Invercargill Public Art Gallery to present the collaborative exhibition Southland Treasures from the Age of Rodin.

29 June - 27 September 2019

SOUTHLAND TREASURES FROM THE AGE OF RODIN

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Biennial exhibition from the Eastern Southland Embroiderers’ Guild featuring both traditional and contemporary pieces using a wide variety of techniques.

1 - 23 June 2019

EASTERN SOUTHLAND EMBROIDERER'S GUILD

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​A project initiated and developed by The Tapestry Trust of New Zealand to stitch a series of panels depicting the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

1 - 23 June 2019

THE TAPESTRY TRUST: A History In Stitch

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​Series of paintings based on historic images of colonial women, created during Anita DeSoto’s three-month residency in Riverton, as the Southland Art Foundation’s William Hodges Fellow 2018.

13 April - 26 May 2019

ANITA DE SOTO: Our Frocks Like Mountains

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​A selection of Wellington artist Rob McLeod’s large colourful plywood-based paintings gifted by the artist to the permanent collection.

13 April - 26 May 2019

ROB McLEOD: The Problem With Freud

Exhibition by NZ narrative painter Trevor Moffitt focusing on the South and including work from the ‘Gold Miner’, ‘My Father’s Life’, ‘Mackenzie’ and ‘Hokonui Moonshine’ series.

16 February - 7 April 2019

TREVOR MOFFITT: South

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12 Months in Central Otago - Recent Works by Gregory O'Brien.

 

Early last year well known painter, printmaker, poet and writer Gregory O’Brien took up the 2018 Henderson Arts Trust artist-in-residence programme in Alexandra’s elegant Ernst Plischke designed Henderson House ...

16 February - 7 April 2019

THE WADING BIRDS OF DRYBREAD

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Fiona Van Oyen, Sue Pearce, Robyn Bardas, Miranda Joseph and Hannah Joynt.

​Group exhibition exploring the landscape and natural world through the eyes of five recent Masters of Fine Arts graduates from the Dunedin School of Art.

15 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON LANDSCAPE

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Paintings by Janet de Wagt

​Paintings by Dunedin artist Janet de Wagt capturing the Mataura River and Southland coastline in all their moods.

6 October - 9 December 2018

MARUAWAI: Valley Of Water

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New Zealand Women Artists from the Collection

​Works by notable women artists drawn from the permanent collection to mark 125 years of Women’s Suffrage.

6 October - 9 December 2018

AGAINST THE GRAIN

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​In 1945 Leo White combined his love of photography and flying to establish Whites Aviation, a company that went on to change the way many New Zealanders saw the land in which they lived...

4 August - 30 September 2018

ABOVE THE LONG WHITE CLOUD: Whites Aviation

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Etching From The Permanent Collection

 

Etching is a form of intaglio printmaking that dates back to the 16th century. Intaglio printmaking (or gravure) is a process where an image is scored into a metal surface....

12 May - 29 July 2018

ALTERED GROUND

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Lithographs From The Permanent Collection

 

Lithography literally means to write or draw on stone. Lithographic lime-stones are large, perfectly flat surfaces that artists love to work on. Using a greasy crayon or liquid, an image can be applied to the smooth surface then chemically treated so that the artist’s work is bonded to the stone...

12 May - 29 July 2018

SET IN STONE

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Portrait of an Icon - The Crown Lynn Swan

 

Portrait of an Icon celebrates an iconic feature of New Zealand’s social and cultural heritage, the Crown Lynn swan vase. Crown Lynn is one of New Zealand’s more notable manufacturers. ...

24 February - 6 May 2018

ROD EALES