Four new pieces now available at Whitespace Contemporary Art Gallery in Grey Lynn, Auckland.
Way Point Maquette 2 now on show at Auckland Botanic Gardens Inddor Sculpture Show.
Installed 'The Abacus' at The Jefferson in Fort Lane on sunday last, check it out!
Sculpture in the Gardens is now officially open for the summer season, and as you can see from our Instagram account, garry_nash_glass, the New Zealand Herald did a fantastic spread for the gardens in their Weekend supplement. Big thanks to the curatorial team, Richard Mathieson, Linda Tyler and Rachel Lambert and the whole gardens team for providing a spectacular venue for us.
Today was the day we installed Waypoint at the Auckland Botanic Gardens for Sculpture in the Gardens 2015, with the help of Terry Haines from ArtLift, Richard Mathieson, Claire Bell and the staff at Auckland Botanic Gardens. All went smoothly, apart from one minor mishap, which we were able to rectify on the spot. Now, the gardens team will take over to reinstall the planting and get everything ready for the opening on November 29th. We'll see you there!
'Kowhai Vessel', this years entry for the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Members Show 2015 at The Pah Homestead TSB Centre Wallace Arts Trust in Hillsborough. On till the 15th November in the Long Gallery. Excellent show with 48 entries, check it out!
Now available at Auckland Museum Store
Just delivered yesterday, we are are pleased to announce that we now have work in the Auckland Museum store after a break of many years. Work available includes pieces from the new flora range, the rolled crushed chip and reef range and some small murrini pieces. If you're around that way, go in and check it out and chat to Lisa, Laura and Megan at the store.
Flower Garden Group Show at Form Gallery
Opening at 6pm tonight at Form Gallery in Sydenham, Christchurch, is the group show 'Flower Garden'. Showing are four collaborative works from Garry Nash and Claire Bell, that investigate creating images on blown glass through combining contemporary and traditional technologies and ideas surrounding glass and the New Zealand environment. Furthering the series shown in Cultivate, the four platter works in the ‘Flower Garden’ reference art nouveau glass and contemporary graffiti artists such as Banksy, combining drawing and glass engraving with computer technology. Each plate explores a different aspect of New Zealand's native flora, through new original imagery, colour and cutting.
Garry Nash has been working with glass in all forms since 1978, and received an ONZM in 2000 for his services to glass. For this project he has been working with Claire Bell, who has been working with Garry in the studio for five years. Claire’s background is in painting and sculpture from her time at Elam School of Fine Arts. Together they have been creating new imagery and processes for this project and beyond.
Flower Garden runs from the 8th July through to the 31st July 2015.
Garry is working hard preparing for Sculpture in the Gardens 2015 after his submission 'Weigh Point' was accepted to be part of the biannual three month sculpture trail. He will be making a work entitle 'Weigh Point' for the sculpture tail and will also be showing works in the indoor exhibition. The current Friends of the Gardens newsletter just featured Garry with his small rock sculpture, shown above, which will be part of the indoor display . The final work is a surprise but we can tell you it is going to stand about 2.2 metres tall and will mark the start of the trail. The show opens on the 29th November 2015 and runs through to Sunday 6th March 2016.
March 15th 2015 with 'The Neon Collective', Claire Bell, Garry Nash, Marck Schafer and Jim Scharfe
The Second incarnation of 'From Chaos to Order' installed at Petroushka in Remuera for White Night. Installed by Garry Nash, Claire Bell and Dan Nash.