WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOOR THIS MONTH?
THE GIFT OF ART | YOUR GIFT GUIDE
We have selected a range of gift ideas from the Black Door Gallery collection to help with the gifting season.
These handmade works of art are all lovingly made in New Zealand. Each would make for a thoughtful and inspirational gift.
Why not forego the throwaway gift in favour of an artwork that will last a lifetime.
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And if you are still stuck...why not give the gift of choice with a Black Door Gallery Gift Voucher
PAINTING WITH THREAD | BRUCE STILWELL
Bruce 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.
View new works by Bruce Stilwell here
OFF THE WALL | JOHN WOLTER
John Wolter takes raw pieces of metal and transforms them into bodies whose motions defy gravity.
Forming his works by hand, Wolter revels in the physical aspect of making art, using hammers, grinders, torches and welding to bring to life expressive curved forms from pieces of cold, hard steel.
That physicality finds expression in the exuberant movements of his forms – from figures that climb the wall, to athletes who jump and dive.
Not taking himself too seriously, John Wolter often adds a playful and whimsical twist to his works, aiming to elicit a smile or laugh from the viewer.
View works by John Wolter here