The first opening of the year at Mint gallery is on 8th
February. Artists James Bellaney and Murray Eskdale show their
newest work both having a new slant for the new year.
James Bellaney who brought us 'Tohunga ta whakaahua whenua'
shows his beautiful, layered abstract style refining and
progressing in a new medium. In 'The recent violence he represents,
come to be emotional simplicity' James introduces his recent
"I love the process of painting with watercolours, the reaction
of the medium together with the surface. Watercolour forbids me to
claim anything as a mistake. Every organic mark made on the page
reveals a history, evolving into a finished work that is raw and
visceral. Patience and acceptance is itself an important part of
the process." James Bellaney.
Murray Eskdale carries on his photographic style with a
different kind of subject. Instead of the man made
architectural/industrial spaces we are used to seeing from him, he
turns his focus to more natural beauty. 'Place' is a series of
photographs of New Zealand landscapes which aims to represent the
feeling of more natural landscape without nesecarily showing a
The opening for both shows is Friday 8th February 5:30pm
at Mint Gallery and runs to the end of the month.