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When:

Mon 23 May 2011, 10:00am–7:00pm
Tue 24 May 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 25 May 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 26 May 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 27 May 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 28 May 2011, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: {Suite} Gallery, 241 Cuba Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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"Birds don't exist in isolation in these paintings but are related to humans. They retain their own identities but often have symbolic implications... The works are about creating a mythology and making commentary" - Nigel Brown

Making commentary is what Nigel Brown does. He creates scenes and images that are confronting in their familiarity and at the same time imbued with references of a philosophical and physical nature. The subtlety and imagery are what make his work, and this series, what they are, personal, political, referential and reverential.

Nigel Brown's latest series of paintings, titled "Short Lives of Birds", brings together a wonderful amalgamation of new experiences into familiar techniques and depictions.

Nigel Brown (ONZM) was born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1949. He studied under Colin McCahon while at Elam School of Arts, University of Auckland, where he achieved his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971. Since then he has exhibited extensively in public and private galleries throughout New Zealand and has had several touring exhibitions. Nigel Brown is one of New Zealand’s most instantly recognised artists. His works are painterly and expressive, with colour playing an important role in the overall composition, reflecting the bare tones of New Zealand landscape. He blends symbolic and expressionist approaches with a deep social concern and mixes myth with realism to create visual stories specific to New Zealand culture.

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