Conversations with the Sea

“Sea Conversations” is a multifaceted exhibition curated by Lisa Waldner that is taking place 12th of April to 19th may at the Waiheke Art Gallery. The exhibition considers our current relationship to the sea and climate change and selected artists were invited to respond to the brief. I am exhibiting two paintings which chart the inexorable yet fragile nature of the sea, in years past I have explored themes of exile and estrangement through the vehicle of my ocean paintings but have made these new works in response to a recent move to Waiheke Island, where one is very aware of the ocean surrounding us and the extremity of of living (even on a comfortable, well resourced) 20 mile long island. The paintings depict a calm contemplative ocean but their serene but eerie aura hints at a disquieting turmoil beneath the waves


Update on auction for Russian orphans

Mahoney “the painting I gifted to the charitable  trust “Big Change”was auctioned at the grand charity dinner 12 th of February and I was delighted to hear it raised close to $5000 nz dollars, all going to aid this important work transiting these vulnerable young people out of state care . My friend charity stalwart Shona McGrahan quipped it was only bettered by a box at the Bolshoi ballet and brunch with the British ambassador :) happy to make a small difference 

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