Monday, 11 April 2011

Invitation to an opening, from Mark Wooller

image Put your glad rags on tomorrow evening* and come out to see a friend’s new exhibition in Parnell:

Mark Wooller: The First Post

_Quote Mark Wooller’s new exhibition features stunning New Zealand native forests, but also included in the paintings are the first New Zealand stamps, early postcards, street maps of early Auckland, deed documents, and even paintings of old tobacco tins…
    These paintings of luscious New Zealand forests are interspersed with early roads, allotments and subdivisions, some depicting Queen & Wellesley streets, and Parnell Road. Parnell was one of New Zealand’s first subdivisions. Wooller says, “I found old documents relating to the division of land. These old plates and deed documents had appeal with these neatly drawn out numbered squares laid on grids offering settlers a chance to purchase their own piece of paradise…. streets and views we are so familiar with years ago would have been covered in dense vegetation, to step back and witness the inevitable tide of progress, the laying out of lots and sections the measuring and creation of land ownership out of what was, years before, a land of forest.” …
     This new series of work by Wooller is not just a celebration of New Zealand’s forests both past and present but a thoughtful narrative highlighting an iconic and often controversial aspect of New Zealand’s history…


WHERE: Warwick Henderson Gallery, 32 Bath St, Parnell.
WHEN: Tuesday 12 Aril, 5:30-7:30pm—and thereafter until the 30th.

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* And don’t worry—our regular Economics meet-ups are taking a break for two weeks. So instead of coming along to uni to learn about economics, come along to the gallery and invest.  ;^)

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