WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOOR THIS MONTH?
UPCOMING EXHIBITION |
WE ARE LUMINARIES | OCT 4-30
Join us for a preview night October 4 from 5:30-7:30pm, with drinks and live music.
We Are Luminaries will bring together leading artists from across Australasia, treating you to an array of exemplary contemporary glass works. Come and experience the work of artists who have mastered the challenging and rewarding medium of glass.
The title of this exhibition acknowledges the unique physical qualities of the glass medium, a material unparalleled for its ability to transform light. Further, the term Luminaries refers to those inspirational and pioneering individuals who are leading lights in their field.
The selected artists of this exhibition are Luminaries in the field of glass, creating high calibre contemporary works of art that are sure to amaze and inspire.
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Read more about the exhibition here
PAINTING WITH FIBRE |
Mixed Media artist Bruce Stilwell produces technically meticulous fibre works with velvet and threads.
Stilwell's works showcase the beauty that can come from a methodical and precise hand. To create a work, Stilwell embarks on the painstaking process of connecting points with thread, using the principles of concentric circles, parabolic curves and ellipses. The results transcend their geometric fundamentals becoming compelling images that invite closer inspection.
The choice of thread colour against the base board creates a sense of illumination across the forms. The shapes seem to hover and shine within their frame, giving them a luminescent presence.
Stilwell work celebrates the mathematical beauty that underpins the structure of our visual world. View available work by Bruce Stilwell here
TOP HONOURS | BLACK DOOR GALLERY AT RETAIL NZ AWARDS
The annual Retail NZ Awards celebrates the best retailers across the country. Industry judges survey retailers, looking out for outstanding retail experiences.
We are thrilled to announce that Black Door Gallery received both the top honours in the category of Visual Merchandising, and the overall Supreme Award for the small business category.
Greg Harford, Retail NZ’s Chief Executive said of the awards this year:
"The Supreme Award winners faced strong competition from other retailers in the nationwide competition to find the best of the best. Retail is a really competitive business, and successful retailers need to offer a great customer experience, innovate continuously, invest in their people and increasingly work seamlessly across digital and physical channels"