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03 March 1990 —
25 March 1990

Celebration:
Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art

Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Barry Brickell, Fountain, 1990 (installation view). Earthenware. 1280mm x 490mm.
Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Celebration: Aspects of Contemporary New Zealand Art, 1990 (installation view).
Barry Brickell, Fountain, 1990 (installation view). Earthenware. 1280mm x 490mm.
Claudia Pond-Eyley, Celebration of the Elements of Still Life, 1989-90. Acrylic. 2390mm x 1310mm.
Dick Frizzell, River Valley, 1990. Oil. 1500mm x 1950mm.
Don Binney, Dolls Haven Hill - North Piha. Oil.
Don Driver, Jubilation, 1990. Mixed media. 1530mm x 1080mm.
Emily Karaka, In the Spirit of the Treaty II, 1989. Oil, acrylic. 1800mm x 1200mm.
Bill Culbert, Suitcase 1, 1990 (detail). Ink on paper. 640mm x 500mm.
Gavin Chilcott, Winejars in a Landscape, 1990. Acrylic. 1540mm x 1080mm.
Greer Twiss, Canoe (even with a paddle), 1989 (installation view). Lead and bronze.
Jacqueline Fahey, Sisters Communing II, 1990. Oil. 1260mm x 1180mm.
Jane Zusters, Untitled, 1990. Acrylic. 910mm x 1220mm.
Paratene Matchitt, The New Net, 1988. Mixed media.
Pat Hanly, Telephone Table, 1973. Oil, enamel. 920mm x 920mm.
Pauline Thompson, Celebration, 1990. Oil. 400mm x 300mm.
Philippa Blair, Pacific Curtain Raiser, 1989. Bamboo, acrylic. 1300mm x 1800mm.
Ralph Hotere, A Union Jack, 1990. Mixed media. 675mm x 600mm.
Robert Ellis, Ratapu, Te Rawhiti, 1990. Acrylic. 1900mm x 1540mm.
Robyn Morrison, Untitled, 1990 (installation view). Cibachrome photograph. 260mm x 400mm each.
Ross Ritchie, White Christmas, 1990. Oil. 810mm x 1150mm.
Selwyn Muru, Maquette for Aotea Centre. Acrylic, plaster, wood.
Terry Stringer, Grapes in a Frame, 1990. Pencil, wash. 590mm x 780mm.
Tim Garrity, Blue is Forever, 1989. Pastel, acrylic. 540mm diameter.
Tony Fomison, That Little Man He
Toss Woollaston, Morning Light; Above Auckland from Mt Eden, 1989. Watercolour. 590mm x 640mm.

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In association with Guest Curator, Robert Ellis, the Fisher Gallery has gathered together a group of works by some of this countries leading artists. The exhibition centers around the theme of celebration as the point of departure for the artists involved in the show.

The exhibition also celebrates the beginning of a new decade of creative activity in contemporary artmaking. The diversity of approach of those actively involved in the exhibition helps make an exciting exhibition of works by established artists from throughout the country.

Artists involved in the exhibition include Binney, Blair, Brickell, Chilcott, Culbert, Dolezel, Driver, Ellis, Fahey, Frizzell, Garrity, Pat and Gil Hanly, Hotere, Karaka, Lett, Matchitt, Morrison, Muru, Pond-Eyley, Ritchie, Stringer, Thompson, Twiss, Woolaston and Zusters.

In addition the exhibition pays homage to Tony Fomison (1939-1990) who is represented by an example of his work. The exhibition also salutes and honours many of the artists that have assisted and exhibited at the Fisher Gallery since its inception.

Press

→ Artwork on display, The Settler, 08-03-1990
→ Celebrations on a lesser scale, The Settler, 18-01-1990
→ Celebration - Fisher Gallery, New Zealand Herald, 22-03-1990
→ Display of contemporary work, Eastern Courier, 7-03-1990

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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