blair
philippa

Philippa Blair was born in 1945 in Christchurch and graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts from Canterbury University in 1967. She received QEII Arts Council grants in 1982, 1984 and 1987. Blair has taught and exhibited nationally and internationally for 45 years and is represented in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Malaysia.

Blair works primarily as a painter making expressive, semi-abstract work that reflects urban reality and the natural world with references to high tech and organic imagery, cartographic mapping, music and film. She frequently employs printmaking to pursue more graphic pictorial options.

Philippa Blair spent several years living and working in Los Angeles, California and now resides in New Zealand.

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COUNTER-FLOW

6 - 30 March 2019

In Counter-flow, Blair challenges structure delivering a dynamic abstraction that might be described as “outside the current”. The exhibition title refers to the scientific term for fluids going in different directions and is also a reference to the way her pigments, oil and acrylic resist each other.been.

journeys

7 August - 1 September 2018

Art has the power to take us on a journey. A line can be the start of a life-long pilgrimage; a mark can be an aperture into new universe. All of the artists in this group exhibition, have the ability to take us, as viewers, to places we’ve never been.

Other Worlds (2018) acrylic, oil , canvas, diptych 1524 x 2032mm

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Pipelines (2016) oil, canvas, wood, diptych 762 x 1000mm

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Shifty (2016) acrylic on canvas, diptych 1524 x 2032mm

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Woven-Sense (2013) oil on canvas, diptych 762 x 1067mm

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Bandeon-ista (2017) (Piazzola) acrylic, oil, canvas, diptych 1219 x 2438mm

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Couples (2019) acrylic, oil, denim, charcoal, canvas, diptych 711 x 1118mm

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Colony III (2015) oil on canvas 455 x 455mm

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Colony (2013) oil on canvas 760 x 760mm

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Shunt / Headstart (2013) oil on canvas, 4 pieces 1219 x 2032mm

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Colony II (2013) oil on canvas 510 x 510mm

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Nomad (2012) oil on canvas 510 x 510mm

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Headways II (2013) oil on canvas 510 x 510mm

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