Bridget Bidwill My recent paintings are part of a small collection of works I have done since my exhibition last year at ARTIS. This is a selection of works on paper and on recycled wood. Layers of paint are built up underneath dark textured backgrounds, which accentuate the rich vibrant shapes and forms. These forms appear to float over the surface and create their own sense of space.
Anah Dunsheath My work is a wry comment of Auckland’s current urban landscape. The ‘orangeing’ of Auckland – the change and repair, the cost and final effect. We would all like shares in the capital of the ‘road cone company’ , they multiply daily and have become part of our urban landscape. They are a poor relative to the city’s seventy volcanic cones. The scenes are set with early architecture, which are rearranged to suit the composition. Human interaction and body language is observed, creating tension and a narrative for the viewer to complete.
Bruce Hunt My work has been focused on my journeys into remote locations – the resulting paintings emphasising the architectural structure, geology, rhythm of line and the revelations of light upon the landscape. These paintings are an intimate view of landmark rivers that transit the Lindis landscape and are born of my fascination of not only the broad expansive view of the landscape but what lies beneath my feet.