First Grahame Sydney exhibition
Highly acclaimed artist Grahame Sydney is exhibiting at Central Stories this month, for the first time since the gallery and museum opened seven years ago. General manager Rachel Checketts said it was an exciting coup for the gallery, as Sydney rarely exhibited his work. ‘‘We invited him to exhibit – he is our art patron.’’ The photographic exhibition opens to members of Central Stories and invited guests on July 11 and to the public the following day. Miss Checketts said it was a large exhibition of at least 50 photographs, mostly taken during winter in Central Otago. ‘‘It’s got a Maniototo focus – Ida Valley and places like that.’’ Sydney would also give a public presentation on August 11 at 1pm, at which members of the public would have the opportunity to ask him questions. The talk would be free to attend. Sydney’s work features in New Zealand’s major galleries and museums – the iconic Rozzie at Pisa hangs in Te Papa in Wellington and his Self-Portrait at Fifty is in the Christchurch Art Gallery - and in private collections throughout the world. His website says he now paints for private clients and is a meticulously slow worker.
July 12 to August 25
Photos: Artist Grahame Sydney will hold his first exhibition at Central Stories this month. What: Grahame Sydney photographic exhibition
When: Where: Central Stories Museum and Gallery, Alexandra