Feb 2018 – CURRENT
Departure Lounge features a series of works by four award-winning artists who have spent the past year creating what they describe as “loving tributes” to the hotel, whose owner Maureen Gordon passed away this month. The Kings Arms is one of Auckland’s oldest hotels and has long been the city’s home of live music. Its demise will be felt by crowds who have flocked to bands as beloved as the White Stripes and The Black Keys, and who recall some of New Zealand’s wildest onstage gigs. The artists – Jean Stewart, Rachael Burke, Jamie Wardale and Gerry Copas – have created a series of diverse works to reflect the spirit of the hotel and its creative patrons. The idea for the exhibition was conceived on a night watching Peaches perform on stage. Says painter Jean Stewart: “Knowing that the noise and old wooden floor vibrations would wind up soon was quietly defeating. All the people that had moved through the place, the effort, the energy, the audience, the walls, the carpet;
itall demanded acknowledgement.”
Stewart has painted recent gigs live from the floor, meshing the images together in her seaside studio in Cornwallis, Auckland.
Paintings below are available for sale, including limited edition, archival quality, prints on Ilford Cotton Rag paper. All part of the 'Departure Lounge' exhibtion, 2018. To enlarge the images, and for prices, titles and descriptions, click on the individual artworks below. For enquiries please head to the contact page above.
$2700 or limited edition prints (1-20) $250. Oil on Canvas, 850 x 1050mm, 2018.
$3800 or limited edition prints (1-20) $250. Oil on Canvas, 850 x 1050mm, 2018.
Selected paintings from the 'Departure Lounge'
exhibition can be viewed at:
Anna Miles Gallery
18 March – 13 April 2018
Anna Miles Gallery
10/30 Upper Queen Street