Tui Wing and Organic Strawberry Ripiro Beach. 2012 Fiona Pardington.
I have been using this image recently as a bit of a reference for the large tui painting I’m working on.
If you were in the room with this photograph it’s likely you would want to get up close and then range around to see it from all angles and distances.
It’s over sized and immaculately printed.
I kind of want to get around the back of it and see what is propping up the wing.
The strawberry is over ripe, I can almost taste it and certainly smell it.
The gloom gobbles up the sad whiff of the (imagined) tui meat.
There is likely to be a stack of symbolism in this thing, historical, cultural and personal, but for me just now it is simply hauntingly and beautifully elegant, if a little pungent.
What is it for you?
Get ye to Wellington
A Beautiful Hesitation runs from August 22 to November 22 at Wellington’s City Gallery.
Over a 100 of Fiona’s works, spanning 30 years.
More interesting stuff about one of New Zealand’s most celebrated photographers
Well here is my lunchtime reading for the day
Arts Te Papas quarterly online magazine Off The Wall
Also looking forward to reading earlier editions.
Thanks Te Papa
If you are in Auckland
in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015
is highly recommended
Complex and vast in scale, artist Lisa Reihana’s 25-metre wide by four-metre high panoramic video and sound work, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015, immerses visitors in the sights and sounds of the Pacific.
From Saturday 2 May – Sunday 30 August, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki exhibits one of the most ambitious screen-based art installations to come out of contemporary art practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
His Own Steam: A Barry Brickell Survey
Portraits by nineteenth century painter Gottfried Lindauer will form part of a major retrospective exhibition at the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
This is pretty cool because Lindauer was a bohemian and I live in Puhoi which is a bohemian village. When we first moved here I though Puhoi was a bohemian village because lots of artists
lived here and I had fond imaginings of a village full of painters and poets.
Source NZ Herald
Need to go down a rabbit hole of art stuff?
This is one of my favorite paintings ever,
and recently I was sent this link to
New Zealand On Screen – Profiles – Philp Clairmont
- Philip Clairmont the scarred couch
Zina Nicole Lahr – Creative compulsive disorder
Zandra Rhodes how to use a sketch book
Art of Noise Colour Explosions
What music looks like in paint…
Getty Publications Free Virtual art books
I need a long long afternoon to browse this lot…
Art and Music collide in 70 Million by Hold Your Horses
This clip never fails to make me smile
Inspiring Movies for Artists, Designers and Art lovers
I found a link so you can watch Art and Copy online
This is an amazing Pinterest art collection.
Belonging to NZ visual art student Marisa Vodanovich. I love it.
Today is the birth date of Joseph Cornell American assemblage artist and experimental film maker.
Joseph Cornell Navigating the Imagination interactive exhibition
collage = reality
― Joseph Cornell wrote a series of books by Cornell about helping children discover nature
My favorite NZ assemblage artists are Dale Copeland and Judy Darragh
Great list of Art Exhibition openings in New Zealand today
from Artists Alliance
Get out in the art world – check it out here
You could also check out this virtual art exhibition The Drowned World
Installation of the Len Lye Centre’s stainless steel facade has begun.
Very very much looking forward to visiting when the Len Lye Center,
New Plymouth, opens mid 2015.
Read the full story
Len Lye Poet, Film Maker,Kinetic Sculptor
read more about him here a most inspiring artist.
Hey Whangarei Council – you might want to take a leaf out of this book.
Source Stuff NZ
Cliftons Art Prize – Something to think about for next year
The Art Prize is a celebration of art and helps raise the profiles of local emerging artists and has promoted thousands of artists since its inception in 2001.
Every year, local artists across Asia Pacific are encouraged to enter the online competition with a submission of their artwork. Entries are reviewed by independent and accomplished judges with finalists’ artworks exhibited in Cliftons venues in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
- Entries open 15 April and close 31 July 2015
- Finalists’ artworks will be exhibited at the entrant’s nominated Cliftons venue
- Exhibitions will run from 7 October to 11 December 2015
- Winners will be announced at VIP Awards Evenings in on 19 November 2015
- The overall winner will collect a AUD$10,000 cash prize, with each regional winner collecting AUD$2,000.
- People’s Choice Awards will be selected by popular vote via online and in-venue voting
Artists will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork to 65,000+ Cliftons corporate clients
It is free to enter and entry is by online submission of work.
Putting it my calender now.
You can check the 2014 winners and get more information here
The Drowned World exhibition was launched at Silo6 Dec 4th
curated by Daniel Michael Satele,
it is the Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust’s 6th annual tertiary students’ group exhibition
For full details of the exhibition check here
A virtual exhibition is a great way to engage.
I enjoyed all the work – a mixture of film, photography and line work.
Perhaps my favorite piece was by Elyjana Roach – The City that Waits
Source Art New Zealand
A review of NZ Painter Karl Maughans work
by Mark Amery
A Constant Gardener