The gallery is very excited to present an exhibition featuring outstanding works from New Zealand Art and Design graduates in the Main Gallery.
With thanks to Objectspace and Lawson's Dry Hill Wines, come and celebrate The 'Best of The Best'.This exhibition features a selection of New Zealand's art and design graduates from institutions all around the country. Artists were selected from over 70 entries in Objectspace's 2015 exhibition 'Best in Show'. Additional new works are being presented for our Waiheke exhibition. Their work spans ceramics, furniture, jewellery, industrial design, garments, textiles and sculpture.
A special welcome to Hugo Lindsay and Zephir Delamore - two young Waiheke painters invited to participate in this group of exhibiting artists. Hugo won the Zinni Douglas Merit Award at the 2014 Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award and exhibited his work at Elam in December. Zephir's current work explores painting and sculpture and how art influences us as human beings.
Participating artists include: Kim Whalen, Arielle Walker, Bellalucy Irving, Ben Palmer, Chrissie Cleary, Esther Keenan, Hannah Andersen, Hugo Lindsay, Jordan Hayns, Kirsty Templeton, Laureen Jones, Mercedes Lowe, Michael Potter, Robyn Haultain, Rupert Herring, Sandra Schmid, Sarah Watters and Severine Costa.
Special thanks to Objectspace who, through their exhibition Best In Show, have been fostering and exhibiting the work of art and design graduates from New Zealand institutions for over ten years.