Exhibitions: 7 May - 19 June 2016

Stanley Palmer
Shall Be My Brother: Gallipoli Remembered

Artist's talk: 2pm Saturday 7 May 2016

cc3c20e84a5543e81a12bba7d13a413a250px.jpgPainter and printmaker Stanley Palmer is well known for his depictions of a rugged New Zealand landscape. Often featuring the coastline or off-shore islands, he has been exhibiting since 1958 and has exhibited widely in New Zealand and internationally.

Stanley Palmer, Phantom graves, Anzac Cove, 2014, oil on linen
Private Collection, Image courtesy of the artist and Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland


Stanley Palmer's works feature in a number of collections including the Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim.

In 2014 STANLEY PALMER was one of a group of esteemed New Zealand and Australian artists, filmmakers and historians who travelled to the Gallipoli Peninsula to make work towards the exhibition entitled Your Friend the Enemy. The work created as a result of this visit toured Australia and was shown at Pataka in Wellington as part of the ANZAC commemorations. Shall Be My Brother: Gallipoli Remembered is an exhibition of paintings and monoprints created by Stanley from sketches and paintings completed during this trip to PalmeratPataka-250px.jpgGallipoli. He draws on his personal connection that saw both his Father and Uncle serve in Gallipoli. The exhibition is accompanied by a video (Shall Be My Brother) of Stanley talking about his family's connection to the Gallipoli Campaign along with historical photographs and artwork featured in the exhibition. (17min) https://vimeo.com/125236593


Stanley Palmer giving a Floor Talk about his Gallipoli works at Pataka Art Museum, Porirua



Craig Bluett & Wendy Murphy

When the Lighthouse Fails

Artists' talk: date TBC

BluettMemorial9-250px.jpgPrints and drawings by Craig Bluett & Wendy Murphy. Marlborough artists and art educators with a substantial exhibition history.
Our joint exhibition was inspired by a moving & poignant account, The High Way, by Picton writer Margaret Bremner, about the experiences of men from remote parts of the Marlborough Sounds enlisting to serve in World War One. The exhibition's title, When the Lighthouse Fails, came from a song from an Indie Country Rock Group that Craig heard on the radio one day.

Craig Bluett, Memorial 9, unique subtractive monoprint, 2016


The title stands for when the moral compass runs askew and humanity disappears, as occurs during War. The title is also appropriate for the theme of the Sounds. Our work is a response to what these men may have faced rather than a literal history.


Wendy Murphy, Black Wall I, intaglio print, 2016



The Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim

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