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Paul Gadsby - Political Bird Paintings

When:

Wed 23 May 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 24 May 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 25 May 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 26 May 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 27 May 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Alfred Memelink

This exhibition features the most recent collection of paintings by political artist Paul Gadsby. These paintings which he's called the political bird series, are painted in a creative style influenced by the famous NZ artist, Don Binney.

In each painting Paul depicts an environmental issue that is current, in our faces and needs immediate attention. The series is anticipated to grow as issues that concern Paul, warrant him to put brush to canvas as a way to express his thoughts.

Just some of the topics raised in Pauls paintings are:
- The threat that 1080 poison drops put on the demise of he Kea
- The loss of bird and insect habitat due to monoculture farming practices
- The current housing crisis and threat that urban development places on native birds, and
- Longline fishing & plastic ingestion dumped by humans into the sea.

Originally form Christchurch, Paul Gadsby works predominantly in the medium of oil painting, mainly in large scale work. He is a self-taught artist, whose eclectic style demonstrates an artist that is still in search of his own style.

He has only recently started painting (2012), after a long hiatus going back as far as the mid 70s where he attended art classes at Mana College, Porirua. He was fortunate to be taught by Robyn Kahukiwa - a famous New Zealand Artist.

In May at Artspace Gallery, Paul will be exhibiting together with Sarah Albisser, featuring her amazing and creative representations of women.