The tradition of flower painting in New Zealand dates back to European settlement. Works were painted for both decorative and scientific reasons. This exhibition's focus is on the still life / gardens as a subject, and each work has been executed by a male artist.
Since the revision of art history to be more inclusive of women artists there has been much focus on women as flower painters. Flower painting was traditionally executed by women, however there are many male artists currently working in the genre in New Zealand. This exhibition addresses this art historical imbalance.
Artists include Bruce Irwin, Graham Crow, Karl Maughan, Trevor Pye, Barry Dabb and Philip Trusttum.
To coincide with Bayley's Garden and Artfest, 10 - 16 November