landed in
new zealand
invited artists

9 March - 1 April 2017

Peter James Smith, Glen Wolfgramm, Bepen Bhana, Joon-Hee Park, Dylan Lind, John Madden, Paul Jackson, Prakash Patel, Simon Allison

These artists choose to paint New Zealand from their own perspective, not in a blue skies, red pohutukawa way, but in a way that combines something of their past with a response to where they live in the here and now. The West Auckland urban experience of Glen Wolfgramm contrasts strongly with the elements of the Pacific he brings into his work. His is a true blending of motives. You’re not going to see the sparkling seas and waving palms, nor are you going to see green hills and sheep. What you are seeing is an urban experience, a response to the cityscape, the noise, roads, buildings. In behind you will see canoes, fishing nets, carving, pacific foliage, waves, currents.

The criteria for selection was, all these artists bring a sense of self to their work, an element of separation, nostalgia, and yet in equal parts elements of inclusion, submersion even, into this place. And, if one searches for it, perhaps an element of fear, unease, fracture. Time doesn’t soften the experience of departure, nor does it dull the anguish of arrival, time only creates space to live. For the children of new settlers separation isn’t so much measured by time and distance, it’s often measured by difference. These artist’s response to the landscape is filtered by who they are, how they experience where they are, but also by how they can incorporate the ‘where’ with the ‘who’ and find answers to the questions of what makes them feel both at home and homesick.

See catalogue

Peter James Smith: Zealandia (2017) oil on linen 930 x 1220mm $11,500

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Bepen Bhana: Ranveer & Deepika at Piha (2016) acrylic on canvas 2 panels @1200 x 1800mm $15,500

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Glen Wolfgramm: Subculture (2012) acrylic, indian ink, varnish on canvas 900 x 1200mm $9,500

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Paul Jackson: Pararaha Rain Shower (1998) oil on linen 1250 x 1970mm $16,500

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Paul Jackson: Huia Cloak (2002) oil on linen 2000 x 2800mm $16,000

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Paul Jackson: Awhitu (2000) oil on linen 1800mm dia. $15,500

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Paul Jackson: Man In A Black Hat (2016) oil on linen 1085 x 790mm $15,500

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John Madden: Winter Dunes Whatipu (2016) oil on canvas 700 x 1000mm $7,000

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Prakash Patel: Nightbush (2013) acrylic on unstretched canvas 2470 x 1830mm $8,500

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John Madden: The Heart Of It All (2016) oil on canvas 930 x 910mm $5,500

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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