NZ Life & Leisure - - That’s The Spirit -

13 De­cem­ber to 13 Jan­uary, The Cen­tral Art Gallery, The Arts Cen­tre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Christchurch

Themes of con­ser­va­tion, col­o­niza­tion and coast­line are to the fore in a cache of 10 works by Auck­land-based pain­ter and print­maker Stan­ley Palmer fea­tur­ing Ōnawe Penin­sula in Akaroa Har­bour and the Hau­raki Gulf. Palmer is renowned for his ex­pres­sive land­scapes, which em­body the phys­i­cal essence of Aotearoa. Mid- Can­ter­bury-based sculp­tor Han­nah Kidd joins Palmer’s show with a se­lec­tion of works crafted in steel and cor­ru­gated iron that demon­strate her hall­mark wit­ti­cism and fo­cus on birds and an­i­mals. the­cen­

Stan­ley Palmer, To­wards Whakarekaiwi (2015).

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