The Great Waiheke Nude - Performance painting

14 May 2022
Time: 5pm
Location: Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Julia Holden and Audrey Baldwin

Live Performance Painting Special Event.

Julia Holden’s exhibition A Day At The Beach, tells the story of Waiheke’s Little Palm Beach regulars and the daily social interactions of its community of clothing-optional bathers in an exhibition of new paintings.
Against this background of new paintings depicting Little Palm Beach life, Holden will also create a new performance painting work with Christchurch artist, Audrey Baldwin, as a special gallery event.

Taking inspiration from American painter Tom Wesselman, best known for the Great American Nude, and combining painting with sculpture, performance and photography, Audrey will act as the ‘living canvas’ for a new performance painting work to be titled, The Great Waiheke Nude.

At this special event, visitors will enjoy a selection of delicious wines and taste treats for around 45 to 50 minutes while the performance takes place. 

During this performance visitors will be able to learn about Julia’s art practice and explore the transition between classical and contemporary figure painting.
Tickets to this special event are $45

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Please note: At the Orange setting, masks are required to be worn in the gallery.

Visit Julia's website to view a recording of previous performances 'Lyttelton Venus' and 'Olympia'

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