Studio 125 Gallery
Pop-up gallery in support of Public Art in Christchurch
Studio 125 Gallery is a partnership between Heather and Neville Brown and SCAPE Public Art for the promotion and advancement of public art in Christchurch. Artist and Philanthropist Heather Brown will open her Merivale studio to the public as a pop-up gallery, to promote and fundraise for public art in the city.
The contemporary art gallery, the first of its kind in Merivale, is hoped to ignite the area’s art scene. It will also provide an opportunity for collectors and supporters to invest in sculptures and artworks in support of public art in the city. The endeavor is a new philanthropic model supporting local Christchurch and New Zealand artists.
Deborah McCormick, Director of SCAPE Public Art, says that the presentation of work in Studio 125 Gallery is an exciting new location to exhibit. “Studio 125 Gallery offers an eclectic selection including original sculptures, paintings, photographs, ceramics and limited editions that places art at the heart of Merivale, sparking the imagination of locals. A new way of supporting public art in a positive way.”
The artists and exhibits include original works and editions from Anneke Stewart, Ariana Kutia, David McCracken, Fayne Robinson, Fiona Jack, George Lewis, Gill Gatfield, Greer Twiss, Heather Brown, Holly Best, Janna van Hasselt, Judy Darragh, Julia Morison, Mark Catley, Mischa Kuball, Nathan Pohio, Neil Dawson, Peter Atkins, Phil Price, Rachael Dewhirst, Sam Harrison, Sarah Greig and Virginia King
Heather Brown says her hope is to make people feel ‘at home’ in art environments. “By opening my studio as a gallery I hope to develop a closer connection and relationship between artists, galleries, art organisations and the public. I would like people to feel welcomed and relaxed to experience and enjoy a wide range of excellent artwork.”
The Studio 125 Gallery pop-up will open for one month to the public at 125 Aikmans Rd, Merivale from Thursday March 16.
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