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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