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23 January 1998 —
02 February 1998

Pat Hanly:
Graphic Revelations

Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998 (installation view).
Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998 (installation view).
Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998 (installation view).
Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998 (installation view).
Pat Hanly, Dawn Mt Eden, 1974. Monoprint.
Pat Hanly, The Tour Division - End of the Golden Age, 1981. Monoprint.
Pat Hanly, Figures in Light, 1964. Monoprint.
Pat Hanly, Golden Age 2 State - Life Goes On, 1981. Monoprint.
Pat Hanly, Nuclear Innocents, 1983-84 (installation view). Painting.
Pat Hanly, Pacific Hope, 1984. Monoprint.
Pat Hanly, Paradise Bird Over Eden, 1972. Monoprint.
Pat Hanly, Rainbow Over Eden, 1972. Monoprint.


The Fisher Gallery is presenting selected works by Pat Hanly, one of New Zealand’s foremost printmakers. The exhibition includes examples from almost thirty years of work; the work is bright, colourful and fresh.

The works are selected by Patrick Hanly. Hanly has been described as highly idiosyncratic in his printmaking methods. Using processes of monotype, drypoint, and screen print, enlivened by hand-colouring and by spatter in the late sixties, he provided a refreshing alternative to what was being produced by other printmakers of the generation.

Hanly’s strong Pacific colours were quite a break with tradition. These works feel like South Pacific artworks, quite different from drab European prints. Around Pat Hanly a group of print enthusiasts became the Print Council - a group practicing and promoting this new, exciting approach to printmaking.

Most of these prints have long since disappeared from public sight, scattered amongst individual purchasers world-wide. A number of the prints on show are Artists’ Proofs and first copies that Hanly kept for himself.


Prints of people, Eastern Courier, 28-01-1998
Visual autobiography displays breath, The National Business Review, 05-02-1998


Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998, exhibition card


Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998, publication

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