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Boardwalk Vignette


Fri 27 Nov 2015, 9:30am–5:30pm
Sat 28 Nov 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 29 Nov 2015, 11:00am–4:00pm
Mon 30 Nov 2015, 9:30am–5:30pm
Tue 1 Dec 2015, 9:30am–5:30pm

Where: Parnell Gallery, 263 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: parnellgallery

Matt Gauldie
Boardwalk Vignette
Exhibition: 17 November - 1 December 2015
Preview: Tuesday 17 Nov 5:30 PM

Matt Gauldie was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1976 and paints full-time from his studio in the Kapiti Coast. From a very young age Matt was exposed to art books, paint and paper by his artist parents. And so his journey began.

Gauldie has been exhibiting regularly at the Parnell Gallery since 2003 – both paintings and sculpture. During April 2001 Gauldie exhibited eight works as part of the ‘Going Solo 12’ at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. He also exhibited fourteen paintings and several sculptures at the opening of Pataka Museum, Porirua, Wellington.

In October 2001 he was commissioned by the Wellington City council to paint the official Mayoral portrait of the retiring Wellington Mayor, Mark Blumsky.

In 2002 Gauldie was invited by the Rural Art Deco Maniototo Trust to take up a ‘Residency’ position in Ranfurly for two months. At the end of this period he completed eleven works, comprising three series – ‘Six Weeks on the Maniototo’, ‘In the Highland Bar’ and ‘Restaurant Ranfurly’.

In April 2004, Gauldie was named as the official New Zealand Army artist, on the strength of his work in capturing the return of the ‘Unknown Warrior’ on canvas. His work ‘The Vigil’ portrays the warrior’s casket when it lay in state at Parliament in November 2005. He is now the Defence Force artist which encapsulates the Army, Navy & Air Force.

In April last year he had a retrospective ANZAC EXHIBITION ARMY ART at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Gauldie’s keen interest in painting people has been a consistent component in his work throughout his career – whether within the New Zealand landscape or in the desert of Afghanistan.

In October 2012 Gauldie accompanied New Zealand World War II veterans to El Alamein, Egypt. He was commissioned to produce a painting to commemorate the trip and honor the NZ Army contribution to the battle. In October 2012 Gauldie travelled to Scott Base, Antarctica where he was sent on commission to paint a New Zealand Defence Force off loading ships of essential supplies in the harsh winter conditions.

Gauldie has works in private and corporate collections throughout New Zealand and overseas and has a great future ahead as one of New Zealand’s leading artists.

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