COMING THIS DECEMBER

Percy Thomson Gallery Presents:

Friday, 16 December 2022
– Sunday, 29 January 2023

Inviting all Taranaki Artists “to go small” and collectively make a BIG impact!

Entries Close: Friday 2 December 2022. Must be received on this date to be considered. No exceptions.

Exhibition Dates: Friday 16 December 2022 – Sunday 29 January 2023

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford is proud to host for the first time TARANAKI: In Miniature. This exhibition encourages artists of all ages currently living around Taranaki Maunga, or have resided in Taranaki during secondary school or later years, to enter ONE WORK ONLY in the Gallery between 16 December 2022 to 29 January 2023. The Work must be for sale and created within the previous 12 months of the exhibitions start date. 

TARANAKI: In Miniature celebrates all mediums – submit entries of painting, photography, fibre, ceramic, jewellery, stone, wood, costume … the list goes on! The Work must be within 30 x 30 x 30cm (including framing)! 

COMING IN FEBRUARY 2023

Percy Thomson Gallery Presents:

'Freed Up in Lockdown' by Ewan McDougall

'Freed Up in Lockdown' by Ewan McDougall

Exhibition Opening 3 - 26 February

“I am an Expressionist painter. I rarely plan a painting or do preparatory drawing. I commence the work with a quick wash of strong, primary colour and then begin to hurriedly paint figures-people, animals and hybrid creatures. I add crude marks for volcanoes, hills, sea, buildings, boats, clouds, sun and moon, working with vibrant impasto. The painting forms and informs me as to what it is. The last stroke is always the title. Above all I prize spontaneity, colour and a good dose of irony. I love being a painter.”

About The Artist

Ewan McDougall was born in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), New Zealand. His family later moved to Oamaru where he was educated at Waitaki Boys High School and taught art by Colin Wheeler. McDougall attended Otago University while also working in freezing works and drumming in rock bands. He gained an Honours Degree in Political Studies in 1971. McDougall worked at Otago University as an academic before travelling widely. In 1983 he married his partner Sarah in Perth, Western Australia. McDougall became a full-time painter in 1988.

When the first Covid-19 lockdown arrived in March 2020, Ewan McDougall and Sarah were content as they had ample time to devote to their mahi; Sarah to write and Ewan to paint. Ewan and Sarah’s home, located in beautiful Whaka Oho Rahi, became even more tranquil and energetic.

All of the works in Freed Up In Lockdown were completed during and after lockdown, although not all are specifically related to Covid-19.

The paintings displayed in Freed Up in Lockdown are a distillation of McDougall’s intense period of creativity, when the oil paint flew liberally onto the canvas every day. True to McDougall’s style, the paintings are vibrant and witty.


COMING IN FEBRUARY 2023

Percy Thomson Gallery Presents:

'A Double Edge Sword', Solo Exhibition by Dwayne Duthie

'A Double Edge Sword', Solo Exhibition by Dwayne Duthie

Exhibition Opening 3 - 26 February

Dwayne Duthie will be presenting his latest series of works in Gallery TWO.








About The Artist

Dwayne is an artist with works in painting, video, audio and projection.  Dwayne's paintings use modernist and contemporary techniques and subject that looks at the state of the human condition. Dwayne's video/projection works are experiments, working off aesthetic changes to recorded footage, which allows the creation of multiple versions of a work. 

These new works will feature in Dwayne's solo exhibition 'A Double Edged Sword' in Gallery TWO. They are big, bold and experimental. You'll also find these works will have an interesting cohesion with Ewan McDougall's exhibition in the Main Gallery, at the same time.

Instagram.com/DwayneDuthie

 

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