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Tue 22 Nov 2011, 10:00am–5:30pm
Wed 23 Nov 2011, 10:00am–5:30pm
Thu 24 Nov 2011, 10:00am–5:30pm
Fri 25 Nov 2011, 10:00am–5:30pm
Sat 26 Nov 2011, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Warwick Henderson Gallery, 255 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Anne Gifford

Melchior’s most recent paintings explore the “global plight of the humble bee” with particular interest in the effect of colony collapse syndrome. The works are utopian in their approach, presenting pollen and seed pods in a place where “...wild hives drip with waxy honey”.

Melchior's use of the ancient process of encaustic painting (combining beeswax, pigment and heat) allows for layering of vivid colour. There is an organic quality captured through this traditional process of making. The effect is luminous and the natural scent of beeswax is a feature of the work.

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