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The Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Friday 21 September – Sunday 14 October

New Zealand’s premier portrait prize on tour by New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. 

This biennial award is for painted portraits, of New Zealanders, by New Zealanders and presents a breadth of responses to identity, and representation.

This year's Guest Judge was Angus Trumble, Director of the National Portrait Gallert of Australia. 

The winner of the Adam Portraiture Award 2018 is Logan Moffat for his portrait Elam (pictured).


Mysterious Mischief
(Ellis in Wonderland)

Sue Ellis

Friday 21 September – Sunday 14 October

"To exchange the quicksilver world of human intrigue for the reality of timeless change - an evolving dialogue with the living present, the shifting play of light and energy.

There's a heart-aching perfectness that ceaselessly flows through different transformations / combinations of form. Touched off by fleeting glimpses in the world, it gives rise to imagery in mind, a kind of living kaleidoscope of possibilities.

I've always loved making things, playing around with paint & wood & metal & hand-tools, unearthing little treasures perfect for a certain place or function other than their original purpose.

Inspired by such diverse artists & artisans as Dale Copeland, Scott Radke, Ralph Hotere, Joseph Cornell, Tanya Blong; by the exquisite colorations & behaviour & presence of birds; by the heartrendingly rich golds, fiery copper & bronze tones of decomposing vegetation; by the listening stillness in secluded pockets of my semi-wild garden...

The Bird pieces (construction, sculpture, assemblage??) are a simply delicious indulgence in fabrication and ornamentation, unexpected personalities emerging, the beautiful delicatestructure of bones, the whiff of 'ancient' cultures...

The grid paintings have become something of an obsession, each 'window' a profound immersion in the frequency, the 'life' of the colour {not to mention the delectable aroma of oilpaints & mediums} - thought flies out the window.

I hope these pieces give others the delight they give to me."


Benign Amphorae
Sue Ellis
Carved wood and acrylic
SOLD


Blue-eyed Aureolus
Sue Ellis
Mixed media construction and carving 
$380



Chez Petit Oiseau
Sue Ellis
Mixed media construction and carving
$380


Rarissima Avis. A Very rare Bird
Sue Ellis
Mixed media construction and carving
$380

The Iron Goose
Sue Ellis
Acrylic and mixed media on board
SOLD


Taniwha. The Pearl
Sue Ellis
Acrylic on canvas
$220

Frequency Shift
Sue Ellis
Oil on canvas
$275

Ut Spiritus Ducit. As the Spirit Guides One
Sue Ellis
Oil and Acrylic on Baord
$195


The Keepers (detail) 
Sue Ellis
Multi media constructions and carving.
SOLD


Deep Viola
Sue Ellis
Oil and acrylic on board
$240


 

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