Art on Sunday! New work going LIVE tonight: a print from Dick Frizzell; a watercolour from A A Deans; a triptych of prints from Bill Hammond’s Fish Finder series; two prints from the SoFA series, from et al. and Julia Morison; and an oil on canvas for Sally Hope.
Congratulations to our team of 5 million!! We have made it to Level 2! 🍾😍🥂
The NZ artbroker team are in the showroom cleaning and sorting to be ready to have our doors back open next Thursday, but we are available to meet with by appointment any time. We look forward to seeing you!
Dick Frizzell MNZM (1943-)
Dick Frizzell is one of New Zealand’s most successful and high profile contemporary artists. Frizzell studied art at the Canterbury School of Arts from 1960-1964 and was employed in advertising before moving to Auckland to lecture at Elam School of Fine Arts. Frizzell’s kitsch and often cartoon-like paintings and prints, has created some of this country’s most iconic imagery.
Bill Hammond (1947-)
Lyttleton artist Bill Hammond is one of New Zealand’s most influential contemporary artists. He attended Canterbury University School of Fine Arts.
Julia Morison ONZM (1952-)
In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Christchurch-based artist Julia Morison works across a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and recently ceramics. Morison’s rich and ambiguous practice is built upon a foundation of complex symbolism, referencing Euclidian geometry, the legacies of constructivism and formal abstraction, Hermeticism, the Kabbalah, alchemy and memory systems.
et al., presents itself as a collective of artists headed by Merylyn Tweedie, but is in fact Tweedie herself. Tweedie is a multi-media artist working with collages, found objects and films.
Sally Hope spent 5 years at art school in the UK, graduating with a BA from the Camberwell School of Art School, London. She is a recognised portrait painter with past commissions including former Prime Ministers Robert Muldoon and Jim Bolger. She paints with both watercolour and oil paint. Hope is also a skilled landscape painter, particularly favouring the Mackenzie country where she has spent time since childhood on the family station. The painting of The Queen is inspired by a McDonald’s toy giveaway that her daughter played with.
A A Deans (1915-2011)
A descendant of the pioneering Deans family of Riccarton, Alistair Austen Deans is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most outstanding artists. During World War 11, Austen was an assistant to NZ war artist, Peter McIntyre. Once back in New Zealand he and his family settled at Peel Forest near where this scene was painted. His passion for, and intimate knowledge of, the rugged South Island landscape, from time tramping and climbing, is evident is Deans’ paintings.