In March 2021 I’ll be having an exhibition of my latest work at Föenander Galleries in Mount Eden, Auckland. More details to follow.
Here is a new video I’ve made using some rather basic recording and editing equipment. Seven minutes long and posted on YouTube: The painting will be available for sale most likely at Föenander Galleries in the near future: https://youtu.be/mGS1aBX7YsI
Now that the country is in lockdown due to the virus it is an opportunity to get on with some work in the studio. So, I’ve been painting a series of urban paintings in which I’m continuing my exploration into colour in particular the effect of colour and subjective colour schemes. This exploration relates to and moves on from my interest in the psychology of urban space.
For now though I’ve paused the painting as I’ve run out of canvases and boards and so I’m building up a stock of them.
I have a few paintings in the window of Gallery 1, 2 and 3 at NorthArt in Northcote. There is also a great exhibition of landscapes of New Zealand from the collection of the Kelliher Arts Trust. The trust held awards and some paintings are from those and others were commissions.
In the exhibition in Gallery 1 is a painting by Robert Ellis, a high view of Auckland with a motorway flyover. The exhibition is open until the 19th February.
Photos courtesty of Anita Cole
‘Pocket Edition: Small works for large walls’ at NorthArt opened with a big crowd and was a great success. It’s a very popular show as we approach Christmas as it encourages the buying of small works as presents.
with Belinda Griffiths and Ramon Robertson
Preview Thursday 22nd August 6.00 to 8.00pm
22nd August to 10th September / nkbgallery.co.nz
nkb gallery, Mount Eden village
Opening on Tuesday at 5.00pm. 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland. All welcome.
My father, Ken Carter the sculptor was commissioned in 1969 to make 15 sculptures to be placed into the niches in the Chapter House at Exeter Cathedral. Called the Testament Sculptures, he chose the great theme of creation and the figures depict some stages of creation in the Old and the New Testament.
He modelled the sculptures in clay and cold cast them in Aluminium Resin fibreglass in the years up to 1974. I remember him working on them and during the casting, we children often helped by laminating the fibreglass sheets into the backs of the sculptures.
On a recent visit to the UK I paid a visit to the Chapter House and got a few photos.
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
‘Darkness’… – In the beginning.
‘Water and Earth’
‘Light’ – The Sun and Moon