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Join our forthcoming gallery visit to Bartley & Company’s recently opened new space in Garrett Street, Te Aro.
The front gallery showcases zoomer, Miranda Parkes’ first solo exhibition in Wellington which brings together works made on, and in response to, various substrates. Paint itself has primacy rather than the surface on which it sits; colour is the star – glorious fluoro colours, golds and silvers are applied to timber pallets, book pages and plastic tiles. Twenty small paintings made on pages from an old book are central to zoomer and were the starting point for the show. Miranda began these during the lockdown when, unable to go to her studio, she had to work at her kitchen table. Alison Bartley, Gallery Director, will talk to us about the zoomer exhibition.
The back gallery displays the work of Cora-Allan Wickliffe, a multi-disciplinary artist of Maori and Niue descent. She is a founding member of the BC COLLECTIVE and is a maker of Hiapo (Niuean Barkcloth). Cora-Allan will introduce her work to us, from her exhibition entitled Flowers from Niue.
Miranda Parkes is a Christchurch-based artist with an impressive pedigree – more than 20 solo exhibitions, over 50 group exhibitions and numerous awards and residencies including the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, the Olivia Spencer Bower Award, a Tylee Cottage artist residency and the William Hodges Fellowship.
Cora-Allan is currently in Wellington for a three-month residency at Massey University.
It is a short walk from Cuba Street to the gallery at 22 Garrett Street. There are a few steps at the entrance, then take the lift or stairs to Level 2. Some seating will be available.
Feature image: Detail from: zoomer installation, 2021, Miranda Parkes. Image provided by Bartley & Company Art Gallery.
Member $15, Non-member $20 (Incl. admission and talk)