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Studio tour — Bob Kerr

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$25 – $39

Our visit to Bob Kerr’s inner city studio offers you the opportunity to meet Bob and hear him talk about his work and career. Bob’s interest is to pair significant historical narratives with illustrative landscapes to give insight into New Zealand’s past and people.

Bob Kerr’s creative practice combines his two artistic endeavours – painting and writing. Through the eyes and voices of scientists, conscientious objectors, and war veterans, Bob tells the story of New Zealand’s history, people and the landscape. His paintings have an illustrative and narrative quality, which reflects Bob’s position as an artist and an author. His historical landscape paintings are often unidealised and raw, revealing the stories embedded in the land and showcasing a beauty we may otherwise overlook.

Bob has also written and illustrated a range of picture books for children, winning various awards over the years including Best First Children’s Book Award, Children’s Choice Award and being short-listed for New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. He has also provided paintings for other NZ authors’ books.

His paintings are held in private collections across New Zealand and overseas, with one of his works appearing on the cover of The Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King.

His current Wellington exhibition Number One Field Punishment, based on the writings of Archibald Baxter, is on at the Wellington Museum until November 2018.

Bob’s next exhibition, The Great South Road, is scheduled to open next month at Whitespace Gallery in Auckland. These works have been inspired by his reading Vincent O’Malley’s recent book, The Great War for New Zealand.

NB: Access to the studio is by way of steep stairs.  Numbers are limited.

Feature image: The interior of Bob Kerr’s studio showing his work The Great South Road

Member $15, non-member $25 or bring a friend at the member's price. Refreshments afterwards at own expense.


Tuesday 19 September 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$25 – $39
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