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17 April 2001 —
03 June 2001

Nigel Brown:
Points Along the Way

Nigel Brown, A Broken Poem To Survival, 1984. Acrylic on canvas. 2720mm x 1870mm.
Nigel Brown, A Natural Place, 1992. Oil on board. 1260mm x 845mm.
Nigel Brown, Backyard Notes for April, 1987. Oil on board.
Nigel Brown, Cook Remnant, 1997. Acrylic on board. 2450mm x 1250mm.
Nigel Brown, Get my Meaning, 1983. Acrylic on canvas, 3 panels.
Nigel Brown, June Poem (using one tree hill across Manukau), 1973. Acrylic on canvas. 1275mm x 970mm.
Nigel Brown, Ozone, 1990. Oil on canvas. 10 framed panels. 12400mm x 742mm.
Nigel Brown, Ponga Fist the Music Sky, 1997-98. Acrylic on canvas. 1705mm x 940mm.
Nigel Brown, Sure to Rise, 1989. Oil on board. 1260mm x 760mm.
Nigel Brown, The Four Elements (Wind, Water, Fire, Earth), 1992. Oil on board. 1250mm x 2445mm.
Nigel Brown, The meeting house, 1992. Oil on board. 840mm x 1240mm.
Nigel Brown, Van Gogh, Names Painting, 1985. Oil on board. 1250mm x 930mm.


This exhibition is an overview of two decades of Nigel Brown’s major painting concerns and subjects. Brown’s distinctive works are a blend of symbolic and expressionistic approaches harbouring a deeply felt social conscience.

In the accompanying catalogue, poet/painter Gregory O’Brien outlines the points of issue Brown tackles. These include puritanism, racism, sexism, the nuclear threat and - in the affirmative - environmentalism, biculturalism and ‘true’ democracy. He then adds that the points might also refer to the many out-of-the-way places the artist has lived.


→ Nigel Brown: Points Along the Way, 2001, exhibition card

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.