Tauranga Art Gallery has invited former Gallery director and curator Penelope Jackson to curate an exhibition that celebrates our 10th anniversary.
The exhibition features a carefully selected group of works that explore the relationships that have been fostered with significant individuals and personalities who have helped to build the Tauranga Art Gallery collection over the past decade and prior.
“Collections tell stories about people and places. Specific to our region, the Gallery’s collection has focused on three major artists Nigel Brown, Edward Bullmore and Dame Robin White as well supporting works to provide a context and a window, into our region’s visual culture” says Jackson.
She has chosen works that reflect the Gallery’s unique history but that also highlight the important people that have supported both the development of a dedicated art gallery for Tauranga but also, people who have contributed a huge amount to the arts as patrons, supporters and artists.
Generosity: Gifts for a Gallery features works by some of New Zealand’s well known artists such as Edward Bullmore, Nigel Brown, Dame Robin White and Mark Braunias alongside regional talent including Venetta Miles and Arthur Dagley.
Penelope Jackson will be giving two talks during the course of this exhibition. She will be talking directly to the Generosity exhibition at a Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery event on Sunday July 2nd and later in the year she will be discussing her bestselling book art thieves, fakers and fraudsters: the New Zealand story (keep an eye on our website and newsletter for more details).
This project has been generously supported by the Venetta Jessie Miles Trust