Sunday, March 14, 2010

Range of art, craft in new exhibitions

Glass works by acclaimed Auckland artist Ann Robinson go on show upstairs at Milford Galleries Queenstown, from Sunday, March 21.
Meanwhile, the Church Lane gallery presents new works by a number of national artists as part of the Royal Queenstown Easter Show on the ground floor from Saturday, March 20.
Gallery associate Jac Byron said Stephen Higginson, Dunedin-based gallery co-director and "leading authority on Ann's work", would be available by appointment during the private viewing day on the Saturday.
"Ann Robinson: Masterworks" will boast about 10 new and recent glass works.
They range in price from $25,000 to $40,000 and will be displayed until April 14.
Among her accolades, the 65-year-old artist was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001 and the American Glass Society's Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.
She completed the baptismal font commission at the Parnell Cathedral in Auckland in 2009.
The Royal Queenstown Easter Show will see 13 artists present their latest pieces at the gallery until April 14.
The artists include figurative painter Nigel Brown, of Cosy Nook, bronze sculptor Terry Stringer, of Auckland, and beehive oil painter Michael Hight, of Auckland.

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