Studio 125 Gallery
125 Aikmans Road - Merivale, Christchurch
Everyone is Welcome!
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Australasian based artists Kevin Osmond and Bridie Gillman will lead an eclectic and impressive list of artists as SCAPE, with support from Neville and Heather Brown, re-opens its much-loved Merivale pop-up Studio 125 Gallery. The May-July exhibition at 125 Aikmans Road will offer collectors and supporters a unique opportunity to attend and invest in sculptures and artworks - while supporting public art in the city.
British born and Auckland based artist Kevin Osmond transforms seemingly mundane components and methods through meticulous repetition. The viewer is offered an escape from everyday life into a mesmerising and idyllic universe. In this show, titled Transition, he uses the medium of embossed wood block prints on paper, investigating natural and celestial phenomena within a circular print format, in a range of sumptuous primary colours and sizes. Colour and texture via embossed lines within the printed paper are employed to explore an optical element of three dimensions rising outward from the two-dimensional format.
Bridie Gillman is an emerging artist based in Brisbane, Australia. In Before the leaves turn, Gillman shows us a new colour palette to her existing body of work. There is a three-part theme throughout all her practice: place, experience of place and memory of that experience. Gillman then translates these into seductive, abstract, expressive paintings. This series, comprised of oil on linen, has stemmed from her thinking about her visits to the Wanaka area.
Studio 125 Gallery is a partnership between Heather and Neville Brown and SCAPE Public Art (a charitable trust) for the promotion and installation of public art in Christchurch. Artist and Philanthropist Heather Brown first opened her Merivale studio to the public in March 2017 as a pop-up gallery, to promote and fundraise for public art in the city; this will be the gallery’s fifth collaborative showcase of artists.
25 May - 20 July 2019, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Studio 125 Gallery is located at 125 Aikmans Road, Merivale.
Everyone is welcome!
Studio 125 Gallery has helped promote 46 emerging and established artists since its inception and, through artwork sales, provides a constant source of revenue for many emerging plus established artists. More than $250,000 to date has been invested back into artists and public art in Christchurch.