The gallery is excited to present an exhibition of contemporary marquetry by Rick Allender in the Annex gallery. Rick lives in Auckland, New Zealand and is a highly regarded and experienced cinematographer, who has now turned his creative attention to other visual arts. His love of the outdoors and natural materials, particularly wood, has given him an interest in modern marquetry.
Sailing has been another significant source of inspiration for his approach to art. Rick owns a timber classic yacht which he sails in Auckland and coastal New Zealand. His artworks use local and imported wood veneer, which is worked over his own original designs. The resulting objects are intricate in detail and contemporary in design.