WHAT'S BEHIND THE BLACK DOOR THIS MONTH?
ACROSS THE GULF | MARK WOOLLER
The Hauraki Gulf is one of Auckland's wonderful natural playgrounds. Many of us have made the trip across the Gulf to find some escapism amid the islands.
Mark Wooller has produced a suite of new paintings that delve into the coastlines, inlets and islands of Tīkapa Moana.
One substantial canvas Hauraki Gulf might appeal to a seafarer with its surveying of the islands such as Tiritiri Matangi, Rakino and Kawau. Wooller's depiction is a blend of past and present, with early New Zealand waka and ships documented in the same bays we frequent today. Wooller invites us to imagine the experience of those early arrivals to such areas.
The dualities of past and present; natural and constructed; constancy and change, are explored in Wooller's pieces creating artworks with compelling depth of narrative.
View these new works and other works by Mark Wooller here
ART IN NATURE | OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
Placing considered pieces of contemporary New Zealand art in your garden setting can add an element of surprise and delight, while making connections to the natural landscape.
It can be a challenge to find outdoor sculpture options for your home, which is why we have created a curated selection of Outdoor Sculptures by leading New Zealand artists.
From sculptures that find their inspiration in the natural world to artworks that bravely and playfully contrast their backdrops, we have a wonderful selection for your viewing.
One such piece is by Wanaka based artist Steve Rumore titled Updraft. This work features a graceful bird which rotates 360 degrees as the breeze dictates, and always points downwind, acting as a weather vane. This perfectly balanced kinetic sculpture blends artistic and engineering skill.
View this and other impressive outdoor sculptures here
CLASSIC FORMS | HOGLUND ART GLASS
Glass artists Ola Höglund and Marie Simberg-Höglund have worked together as a team for more than four decades to create glass artwork that has earned them worldwide praise.
The Höglund Art Glass name has become synonymous with quality collectible glass that displays striking colours and designs using complex glass techniques such as Ariel, Graal, Incalmo and Sommerso.
From the delightful bird and penguin pieces through to eclipse vases and masterworks– the Höglund collection is sought after by glass collectors and connoisseurs worldwide.
“Being a glass blower is a bit like being a musician - every day is spent practising and training. Glass is so technically difficult to work with and has a life of its own.” - Ola Höglund
View new works by this acclaimed glass studio here