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Miles Art Awards 2010

18 December, 2010 - 27 February, 2011 

Whakatane artist Mandy Hague has won the inaugural Miles Art Award in 2010. 


04 Dec, 2010 - 20 Feb, 2011

The colour yellow has the capacity to infect one's mood. 

My Casa is your Casa: Lauren Lysaght

16 October - 05 December, 2010

Lysaght surrounds her cosy model of suburbia with gargoyles

In Bloom: Karl Maughan

01 October - 28 November, 2010

Maughan paints gardens, a theme that has made him nationally and internationally recognised.

The Cock Fight Night: Jacquelyn Greenbank

01 October - 28 November, 2010

Two cockerels stare beady-eyed at each other across the ring.

The Making of the Word Witch

11 September - 12 December, 2010

An exhibition that will not only delight, but inspire, the child in all of us.

The Seven Ages of Man: Pat Hanly

25 August - 10 October, 2010

Hanly's suite of work references Shakespeare's "all the world's a stage" monologue from As You Like It. 


The Asian: Heather Straka

06 August - 26 September, 2010

The Asian questions the significance of the original versus the copy. 

Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua - Reuben Paterson

14 July - 26 September, 2010 

Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua is Reuben Paterson’s first digital animation

Top Art 2010

12 July - 22 July, 2010

The Top Art Visual Arts is an exhibition of art folios that achieved Excellence in NCEA Level 3.

Bohemians of the Brush: Pumpkin Cottage Impressionists

03 July - 05 September, 2010

The importance of a small rustic cottage at Silverstream, near Wellington, to NZs first Impressionist painters.

Femme du monde - Frances Hodgkins

03 July - 05 September, 2010

Frances Hodgkins is considered one of New Zealand's most prestigious and influential painters. 


Edward Bullmore: Life Studies

03 July - 22 August, 2010 

A suite of life studies painted by Edward Bullmore mainly during his time in London, during the 1960s.

Whakapapa: Get Down Upon Your Knees. Reuben Paterson

12 June - 31 October, 2010 

Reuben Paterson's glittering installation comes direct from the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) in Brisbane. 

Surface Tension

21 May - 01 August, 2010

An exhibition by contemporary New Zealand artists who treat the canvas like a sculpture.

Bears and Smack: Bernie Harfleet and Donna Sarten

13 May - 11 June, 2010

Harfleet and Sarten use their art to draw attention to social and political injustices. 

Of Course I Meant It When I Said I Didn't Mean It: Jill Sorensen

30 April - 27 June, 2010 

Drawing is central to Jill Sorensen's work, it is a tool she uses to investigate two fundamental functions of the brain. 

The Farmer: John McLean

24 April - 27 June, 2010 

McLean works in a pseudo Surrealist style. His paintings operate on two levels.

Kathleen's Collection: the Kathleen Kirkby Collection

24 April - 27 June, 2010 

The collection comprises 26 works that were collected by Kathleen Kirkby and her father, Sir Robert Anderson. 

Throw Up: Judy Darragh

13 March - 06 June, 2010

Deservedly known as the 'Queen of Kitsch', Judy Darragh works with ready made and utilitarian objects

Hawaiki: Nigel Borell

06 March - 16 May, 2010 

Borell explores the theme of cultural connections through a series of large scale paintings. 

Pacific Washup: Rachael Rakena, Fez Fa'anana & Brian Fuata

06 March - 16 May, 2010 

The explores issues around migration. In surreal scenes we see bodies wrapped in plastic carry-bags washing up on Bondi Beach.

The House That James Built: art from the James Wallace Arts Trust

27 February - 09 May, 2010 

A suite of very contemporary works from The James Wallace Art Trust. 

Mountain to the Sea: Len Castle

20 February - 18 April, 2010 

Mountain to the Sea is a celebration of the inspiration that  the New Zealand landscape has been for ceramic artist Len Castle.

Ey! Iran: Contemporary Iranian Photography

13 February - 25 April, 2010 

An exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Photography

Navigating her way: Doreen McNeill

12 February - 18 April, 2010

In her 80th year, Doreen McNeill continues to paint with passion and gusto.

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