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Tinker Trader Showman


Sat 8 May 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Wed 12 May 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thu 13 May 2010, 11:00am–6:00pm
Fri 14 May 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sat 15 May 2010, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: ROAR! Gallery, 189 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: MCH Admin

ROAR! Gallery invites you to view 'Tinker Trader Showman' an exhibition of works by Gypsy Blu, Peter Lewis and Isabel Chapman, on display from 29 April – 15 May 2010.

The Circus is coming to town at ROAR! gallery.

Lions leaping onto the backs of horses, sword swallowing and the characters who took refuge in the circus “hall of oddities” are the inspiration for Gypsy Blu’s multi-media show. This artist likes the romance and spectacle it afforded people, especially during the depression years and the trickery and exploitation it used to make money.

Colourful characters, travel and stories define Gypsy Blu’s work. Found objects like feather boas, photographs, jewellery give the 3D work a tactile, quirky and kitsch quality.

Surreal and psychedelic collages by Dunedin artist and electronic musician Peter Lewis complement this show.

And dancing skeletons, masks and cabaret girls continues this carnival theme with colourful etchings, woodcuts and prints from Whanganui’s Isabel Chapman.

This show promises to be a magical exhibition of circus and carnival art treasures.

ROAR! specialises in the promotion of Outsider Art, and our focus is not to define this term but to be open to those who create a visual language which is specifically their own and speaks volumes about that person and their approach to life.

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