Past Exhibitions

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EASTERN SOUTHLAND EMBROIDERER'S GUILD

1 - 23 June 2019

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

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THE TAPESTRY TRUST: A History In Stitch

1 - 23 June 2019

​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. 

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ANITA DE SOTO: Our Frocks Like Mountains

13 April - 26 May 2019

​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.

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ROB McLEOD: The Problem With Freud

13 April - 26 May 2019

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

TREVOR MOFFITT: South

16 February - 7 April 2019

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.

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THE WADING BIRDS OF DRYBREAD

16 February - 7 April 2019

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 ...

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NEW PERSPECTIVES ON LANDSCAPE

15 December 2018 - 10 February 2019

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.

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MARUAWAI: Valley Of Water

6 October - 9 December 2018

Paintings by Janet de Wagt

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

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AGAINST THE GRAIN

6 October - 9 December 2018

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.

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ABOVE THE LONG WHITE CLOUD: Whites Aviation

4 August - 30 September 2018

​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...

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ALTERED GROUND

12 May - 29 July 2018

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....

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SET IN STONE

12 May - 29 July 2018

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...

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ROD EALES

24 February - 6 May 2018

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...

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FROM BALTIMORE TO GORE

9 December 2017 – 19 February 2018

Baltimore Artists from the John Money Collection

 

From Baltimore to Gore brings to light some significant treasures from Money’s 55 years in that city, and tracks the careers of some key artists including: May Wilson, Lowell Nesbitt, Liz Whitney Quisgard and Sally Hopkins...

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MARILYNN WEBB: Five Decades in Murihiku

17 September – 3 December 2017           

 

An exploration of the landforms, histories and spiritualties of southern New Zealand, as developed by Marilynn Webb since her arrival as Frances Hodgkins Fellow at the University of Otago in 1974...

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ABOUT FACE

5 August – 10 September 2017

Selected Portraits from the Collection

 

An exhibition exploring the unique way in which artists see others, as well as the equally fascinating way in which they view and present themselves...

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NICOLA JACKSON: The Bloggs

29 July – 10 September 2017

 

The Bloggs – a title that refers to the British colloquialism ‘Joe Bloggs’, to denote the typical everyday man – considers what it is that makes us human...

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Boxing Day and New Years Day
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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 artgallery@goredc.govt.nz

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