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Shorebirds of Petone Watercolours - Grahame D'Urville Harris


Wed 6 Jul 2016, 10:30am–4:00pm
Thu 7 Jul 2016, 10:30am–4:00pm
Fri 8 Jul 2016, 10:30am–4:00pm
Sat 9 Jul 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 10 Jul 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Alfred Memelink

Artspace Gallery proudly presents a wonderful collection of watercolours by popular Kapiti watercolour artist Grahame D'Urville Harris. For this exhibition Grahame has presented 16 new paintings featuring birds, that like us, love to hang around on the Petone Foreshore.

Scenes ranging from seagulls hoping to enjoy bits left behind by fishermen at Petone Wharf through to herring gulls meeting at the waters' edge at low tide.

Grahame grew up in Nelson and was influenced by the talents of his grandfather artist, who was well known in the region for his detailed oil paintings. Although mainly self taught, Grahame received some tuition in oil & water colour painting, but it was the challenge of watercolour that he enjoyed the most. Landscapes were initially his main interest, but in later years this developed into portraits, animals and bird life. Grahame is renowned for his accomplished detail work, obviously influenced by his late grandfather.

Grahame has been successful in exhibiting in various galleries throughout New Zealand, with his paintings now in collections in England, America, Australia & China. He is a member of Water Colour New Zealand, Kapiti Art Society & New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

Grahame say's when he passes from this earth, he wants to take his paints & brushes "You never know what's ahead"!

Don't miss this exhibition - bring the whole family, check out Grahames exhibition then cross over to the beach and see how many of his birds you can spot.