My father Ken Carter was a sculptor and one of his major works was the commission for Exeter Cathedral’s Chapter House. They are called the Testament Sculptures and chart some crucial events in the Old and the New Testament.
Modelled in clay and cast in Aluminium Resin fibreglass in around 1975 I remember him working on them and at the time as a boy he gave us children some paid employment helping him cast them by laminating the fibreglass sheets into the backs of the sculptures.
On a recent visit to the UK, we went to have a look at them and get a few photos.
I will edit this post shortly with some more information about each work.
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
In the beginning.
Earth and Sea
Sun and Moon
A group show at nkb gallery in Mount Eden is now running until 17th April. http://www.nkbgallery.co.nz/
Included is my work on linen ‘York Street’
Pocket Edition: Small works for Large Walls is coming up at NorthArt.
See http://www.artsdiary.co.nz/104/2673.html for photos of the opening of ‘Exopolis’.
Thanks to Sait Akkirman of artsdiary.
Just before the opening of ‘Exopolis’ at nkb gallery, a joint exhibition with sculptor Ramon Robertson.
Photos of the event will be appearing on artsdiary soon.
Thanks to Anita Cole for the photos.
All my latest work is ready for my upcoming exhibition at nkb gallery Mount Eden Auckland.
The preview is at 6.00pm on Thursday 14th September. All welcome.
NorthArt gallery in Northcote is currently showing an exhibition titled ‘Recent and Not so Recent’ until 24th May.
From NorthArt website:
‘Meet the artists 3pm Sunday 21 May
The combined talents and works of five of Northart’s most accomplished painters – Frank van Schaik, Ross Ritchie, John Oxborough, Garry Currin and Matthew Carter – a show that is variously challenging, thought-provoking and entertaining.’
My recent joint exhibition at nkb gallery with Freeman White, ‘New Work’, has been reviewed by John Hurrell on the website EyeContact. The site was set up to encourage art reviews and critical discussion and is widely regarded as New Zealand’s leading critical review forum.