So while I was in Wellington last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to the exhibition opening Empire of Rest of one of my Fav New Zealand artists Perer Madden. Its on at the Robert Heald Gallery in Leftbank arcade, off Cuba mall for the next month – until 22nd of December.
I enjoyed being able to see his work up close without any glass boxes in the way, though I couldn’t help but cringe when a friend I was with started to swing his coat over his arm after a glass or two of wine! …And as a parent of a very active and inquisitive two year old, I wouldn’t recommend taking small children in to see unless they are in a buggy where they can’t touch.
Robert Heald Gallery is located at 209 Leftbank Cuba Mall, Wellington. Opening hours are : Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm. More info at : http://roberthealdgallery.com (How cute is the map on how to find it?!)
If you hadn’t guessed, Sea was my fav. piece from the show… I like the idea it creates with the industrial element of the clamps – what we are doing to the sea with all our man made crap, how we are destroying it by overfishing and polluting. I especially love that if you were to remove the clamps, that all the fish would fall out – I took the opportunity to ask Peter at the opening if they were stuck in or not …sort of that you can’t really hold back the sea.