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18 February 2000 —
19 March 2000

Toi o Manukau –
City Treasures

Ida Eise, Grey Day in Howick (installation view).
Adrienne Jury, Landscape (installation view).
Andy Leleisi’uao, Self Portrait (installation view).
Brian Gartside, Large Ceramic (installation view).
Carmen Harris, Overpowered (installation view).
Dean Buchanan, Manukau Landscape (installation view).
Denys Watkins, Parkinsons Study (installation view).
Dick Frizzell, Abandoned Hulk, Kaiaua (installation view).
Emily Karaka, Korowai Te Ika (installation view).
Faraimo Kitou Pauolo, Untitled (installation view).
Faraimo Kitou Pauolo, Untitled (detail).
Fatu Feu’u, Flowers (installation view).
Frank Woodward, Garden Totem (installation view).
Fred Graham, Whanau (installation view).
Geoff Tune, Tracing the Seasons (installation view).
Glenn Jowitt, Mazda Motors - Otahuhu (installation view)
Graham Fletcher, Mistints (installation view).
Ian George & Kay George, Makonoi (installation view).
Stanley Palmer, Oparara-Karamea (installation view).
Zarahn Southon, Four Chimneys with Gull (installation view).
John Barr Clarke Hoyte, View of the Tamaki River & Heads (installation view).
John Loane, Untitled (detail).
John Pule, Clear the Pathway (installation view).
Kura Te Waru Rewiri Thorsen, Whatatara Defiance (installation view).
Marte Szirmay, Gaia - The Wisdom Goddess (installation view).
Martin Ball, Paper Landscapes (installation view).
Michael Tuffery, Ghost Crab (installation view).
Pat Bonnette, Triptych (installation view).
Peter Stitchbury, Wall Bottles (installation view).
Richard Killeen, Running Dogs (installation view).
Richard Shortland-Cooper, Tu Tangata (installation view).
Rodney Fumpston, Summer Border (installation view).
Rosemary Tait, Manukau Heads (installation view).
Sean Kerrigan, Whales Teardrop (installation view).
Seraphine Pick, Chandelier II (installation view).
Shane Cotton, Hia, 2000 (installation view).
Shane Foley, Manukau Landscape (installation view).
Sheyne Tuffery, Warmth (installation view).

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A rare chance to see the ‘jewels’ of the Manukau City art collection on show is coming up at the Fisher Gallery. Toi o Manukau – City Treasures opens at the Fisher Gallery on Saturday the 19th of February and features selected works from the extensive Manukau City art collection.

The Manukau City collection was started over 10 years ago and now has over 250 works. While predominantly painting, there are several pieces of sculpture, ceramics, and glass, as well as works commissioned by the city. As the works can normally only be seen scattered throughout the walls of Manukau City Council buildings, Toi o Manukau – City Treasures is a unique opportunity to see the works side-by-side in a single venue.

The collection and exhibition features a number of works by artists from the Manukau City area, including works by traditional and Pacific Island artists, such as John Pule, Fatu Feu’u, Emily Karaka and Richard Shortland-Cooper. Also included in the Manukau City collection and Toi o Manukau – City Treasures are works which specifically refer to Manukau City, such as historical works by JC Hoyte, whose view of the Howick area dates back to the late 19th century, and Ida Eise's painting of rural Manukau from the 1930s. Contemporary photographs by Glen Jowitt of the people and places of Manukau City, and that also document of life in some Pacific Islands, are also part of the City collection and the exhibition.

The collection has been seen by the Manukau City Council as a means of supporting local artists and highlighting the diversity of cultures in the city; however many of the works are of emerging and established New Zealand artists from other parts of the country. The present curator of the collection, John Daly-Peoples, says “The collection has an umbrella of works by senior artists and these provide a setting for local artists. What we have is artists reflecting and dealing with local issues within the context of national and international practice.”