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Exhibition Opening: Requiem by John  Foster


Sat 7 Feb 2015, 5:00pm–6:30pm

Where: Mahara Gallery, 20 Mahara Place, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mahara

John Ernest Foster (10 July 1942 – 19 August 2003) was a New Zealand artist and farmer. He lived most of his life on his farm near Wellsford, north of Auckland, with several years spent living at Mangawhai Heads. He was married to sculptor Pat Foster.

He was an artist for over 30 years, from the early 1970s till his death in 2003. He attended four summer schools at the School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland from 1968 until 1971. His tutors included Sir Tosswill Woollaston and Colin McCahon. He maintained a correspondence with these artists, as well as fellow painter Michael Illingworth.

John was a prolific painter and printmaker. During his lifetime he created 15 large murals and several hundred small paintings, and made in excess of 1300 editions of prints. He had over 50 exhibitions of his work at commercial and public art galleries, and his murals were shown on television several times.

This exhibition features two of his large scale murals and a selection of prints.
The exhibition runs from 7 February - 22 March
All ages, all welcome and free entry.