Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Monday 5th-Saturday 24th February 2018
More for your diaries.
Also coming up, with the opening preview on Monday 5 February, 5:30pm, Natchez Hudson with his installation, new paintings 'LAND'.
Natchez Hudson about his upcoming show:
'[...] At its heart, this exhibition asks questions about the purpose and place of landscape-based art in the contemporary world. What are these type of paintings for? Is it purely decorative, or can it be part of a broader conversation; can it be both critically and emotionally relevant? Perhaps no artistic subject matter has as many art-historic and societal connotations as landscape paintings, particularly in New Zealand. Landscape painting has a long history in this country, at various times tied up with ideas of exploration, colonialism, modernism and national identity. For many people in New Zealand, landscape painting continues to represent their ideal of “real” art, alongside other strictly representational artwork. However, as a mode of artistic expression in 2017 it can struggle for relevance in a more critical sense. These artworks investigate some of these issues and seek to repurpose the genre for a modern audience.'