12 September until 18 October 2015

Val Griffith-Jones:  Wicked Stitch

VGJ-Logo_250px.jpgVal Griffith-Jones is a multi-media artist whose work is rich with colour, humour, clever observation and narrative. She has been telling stories and responding to life events by making two and three dimensional art since the 1980s when her major public art ValGriffiths-Jones_250px.jpggallery exhibition, Stuffed Stuff, broke visitor records. Val lives and works in Picton. Wicked Stitch is a survey exhibition of a selection of her work from the 1980s to now, and it will tour to other public art galleries after its showing in Marlborough.

Images: Val Giffith-Jones, Aftershock Baking for Christchurch, felt, 2012, Headless Chicken, fabric sculpture.

Barry Cleavin:  The Exact Enigma

The Exact Enigma showcases a significant donation of art works by renowned printmaker, Barry Cleavin, gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2014 to The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson.
Barry Cleavin has long been regarded as New Zealand's foremost printmaker. The Exact Enigma presents a diverse range of his art works, which demonstrates his sophisticated use of symbolism, satire and humour, and technical mastery of various printmaking techniques. The exhibition features 44 Cleavin prints gifted to The Suter Collection by Ann and John Hercus in 2014. They developed their collection over four decades and it documents their long standing friendship with the artist. This collection was shown at The Suter in Nelson earlier this year; since that time, the Hercus's have added another ExactEnigma_250px.jpgten prints to the collection. Importantly, they selected specific prints from the artist's catalogue, which were then specially printed by Cleavin. These will be shown for the first time in the Millennium Public Art Gallery exhibition. Representatives from The Suter will attend the Marlborough launch of the exhibition.

Barry Cleavin, Self portrait 1973, etching on paper, 192 x 157mm, collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū: gifted by Ann and John Hercus, 2015




The Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim

Marlborough's public art gallery is located in the centre of Blenheim, opposite Seymour Square right beside the Marlborough District Council. See map.

The Art Gallery presents a high quality, varied programme of regularly changing art exhibitions and events. 

Come and enjoy art works from Marlborough’s own artists along with art from renowned painters, sculptors, weavers, photographers and other talent from around New Zealand and overseas.



Open 7 Days

Weekdays: 10.30 - 4.30

Weekends:  1.00 - 4.00

Free entry
(donation appreciated)

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