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Job Klijn New Works


Fri 9 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 10:00am–9:00pm

Where: Central Art Gallery, 71 Beach St, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: julia_milley

Job Klijn "My work is the result of interest in and love for recycled materials – wood; fabric; metal; degraded paints – which I source from demolition sites, beaches, railway lines and other places. Treasures can be found anywhere, really.

I am especially fond of scrap wood. It has texture, appeal, history and is inherently original. I also have an affinity with textures which I try to achieve both in the 2D and the 3D form by using layer on layer of paints and/or materials such as leaves, paper, sand and soil and fabric.

Initially focused on large multimedia artwork - I exhibited both in the Manawatu (Thermostat Gallery in Palmerston North; the Fielding Arts Awards, for which I was a recipient twice) and also in the Netherlands (, I am increasingly interested in the idea of taking the artwork outside. To me, the outside walls of a house are a canvas.

Brought to the outside, the work takes on another life, another identity, another role. It ‘dresses’ the house while also inviting the passer-by to take notice, observe, contemplate and perhaps be inspired. I mainly use for this recycled hard woods as my starting 'canvas' such as Matai and Rimu which I find at demolition sites. The use of tar in older New Zealand buildings (to prevent wood worm) which you might find attached to the wood often is used as a graphic design starting point.

My latest work are paintings on recycled hard & particle board with an emphasis on texture and includes figures, based on, and the result of, my ongoing reflection on the theme of immigration."