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JK Reed comes to Auckland

We are pleased to announce a retrospective of 58 Years of the art of JK Reed DFA.

A retrospective is a major event for an artist, a chance for the artist to reflect on a lifetime of work to contemplate and reassess then share their story for all to view. In fact most artists never have the opportunity.A few decades ago this was an honour typically accorded to a deceased Old Master.

Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art is proud to be part of this major event and would like to thank Keith for providing all the wonderful material and salute him for having hidden gems from his early childhood through to his current work. We also appreciate the release of early work from his private collection which is normally unavailable to purchase. – Ron Epskamp (Exhibitions Gallery)

Opening: Tuesday January 14th 2020 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Venue: Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art
19A Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland
Ph (09) 523 5560 or Ngaire on 021 415 449
RSVP: auckland@exhibitionsgallery.co.nz

John (Keith) Reed. Born (1944) in England, he arrived in Dunedin in 1954 and studied at the University of Canterbury from 1963 – 1968. Considered one of New Zealand’s leading landscape watercolorists and achieving phenomenal success in this difficult medium. Keith also paints in oil. Although his style over the years has been predominantly expressionist in viewing his art school years you can see the strong influence of abstraction and cubism. An influence that since retiring from teaching has returned with considerable success.

A 16 page booklet detailing Keith’s journey will be available at the exhibition.

Parkin Drawing Prize 2019

Congratulations to one of the galleries new artist’s, Carol Anne Smart. Carol has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize.  The competition attracted an impressive 472 entries, of which 79 have been selected for the short list. The Parkin Drawing Prize is New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.

Ben Ho and Mary Mai return to Auckland

It has been nearly two decades since Ben Ho and Mary Mai have exhibited in Auckland and we are pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition ‘Finding A Juncture’ opens Tuesday 2nd July 6-8 pm at Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art in Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland. The body of work is stunning as they successfully fashion a juncture between traditional painting and abstraction in their work.