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Sun 5 Jul 2020, 3:00pm
Wed 29 Jul 2020, 4:00pm

Where: Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays St, Northcote, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Northart Gallery

Northart is excited to host a solo exhibition of eminent abstract artist Roy Good.

Roy Good is a pioneering New Zealand abstract artist whose career has spanned over fifty years. Working at the intersection of art and design, Good creates innovative painting, sculpture and installation artworks that give primacy to form, colour and illusion. Good was born in Timaru in 1945 and studied at Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch from 1963 to 1965 before moving to Auckland to pursue a career in the arts.

During the 1970s, Roy Good was one of a group of abstract artists, including Milan Mrkusich, Ian Scott and Gordon Walters, who rejected popular local subjects and styles and instead aspired to the standards of international modernism. Good was subsequently part of the artist collective that established Gallery DATA in 1977 – a gallery that was devoted to abstract painting. From the late 1980s, Good was frequently commissioned to undertake high-profile corporate design projects, including the branding for New Zealand’s Expo pavilions in 1988 and 1992, and for the sesquicentennial celebrations in 1990.

In 1972 Roy Good was the recipient of the Tokoroa Painting Award. Good has been represented by ARTIS since 1985. In 2007 a retrospective exhibition of his paintings spanning forty years was held at the Lopdell House Gallery in West Auckland. In 2011 the Centre of Contemporary Art in Christchurch held its own retrospective exhibition, Triangles, Octagons and Lintels, which surveyed three seminal series of work from 1972 to 1974. The exhibition also included new works from 2003 to 2009 that were based on conceptual drawings from this earlier period. In 2018 Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery exhibited Parallel Universe: The Art and Design of Roy Good, an exhibition that celebrated the 50-year parallel careers of Roy Good as both a designer and painter. The art of Roy Good is held in many public and private collections throughout New Zealand, including those of Auckland University, Auckland, Hocken Library, Dunedin and James Wallace Trust, Auckland.

Opening event 3 pm on Saturday 5th of July, then show runs Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 4pm until 29th of July. The opening event of this exhibition will be accompanied by a speech from associate Professor of Art History at the University of Auckland Linda Tyler, see Northart's Facebook page for more details.

Image details: Roy Good, Gothic Portal III, 2019, Acrylic and Varnish on Board, 1120 mm x 480 mm.

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