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The work of the Group of Seven was exhibited once more in Timaru

The one surviving member of a South Canterbury artwork group within the Sixties hopes to see the artist’s work once more.

The Group of Seven, because the artists are known as, exhibited collectively on the Dunedin Public Artwork Gallery in 1966 – and now their work has been remounted for a brand new viewers, and is on show on the Aigantighe Artwork Gallery till September 11.

“This exhibition is a repeat of an exhibition held on the Dunedin Public Artwork Gallery in 1966,” stated Hamish Pettengell, the gallery’s exhibition curator.

Consisting primarily of cubist works, the exhibition contains work, drawings and sculptures.

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The 1966 present was “properly acquired by the critics on the time”, says Pettengell.

“Critics have described his work as one of many strongest and most fascinating exhibitions from South Canterbury.”

One of Morgan Jones' sculptures titled Rural Machine (1971) is made of carved wood.

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One in every of Morgan Jones’ sculptures titled Rural Machine (1971) is product of carved wooden.

The exhibition consists of works by Clifford Brunsden, Molly Stevens, Gypsy Poulston, Vivian Lynn, Ruth Millar, Pat Rowell and surviving member, Morgan Jones.

The group used to fulfill on the residence of painter Molly Steven, on Beverley Rd, Jones stated.

Sixty years later, Jones speaks extremely of the band and its particular person creativity, describing Brunsden and Stevens as his “early mentors”.

“If it wasn’t for them, I undoubtedly would not be the place I’m at present,” Jones stated.

“Molly was a gifted painter and, though I did not understand it on the time, fairly radical in her observe.

“The Dunedin Artwork Gallery occasion got here out of the blue. Looking back, it appears virtually exhausting to consider it occurred.

“Portray and sculpture had been very small sports activities at the moment.”

Aigantighe Art Gallery exhibition curator Hamish Pettengell set up the Group of Seven exhibition this week.

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Aigantighe Artwork Gallery exhibition curator Hamish Pettengell arrange the Group of Seven exhibition this week.

After the 1966 present, Jones stated he “actually began working extra intensively”, and went on to win the Hansells Sculpture Award in 1975 – the one recognition on the time, in New Zealand, for up to date sculpture.

His work has additionally been exhibited on the Nationwide Gallery of Wellington, and the Auckland Metropolis Artwork Gallery.

“In the midst of the 70’s I noticed that carving stone or wooden has limitations. So I began making sculptures by assembling supplies, particularly by it utilizing industrial builders.

“Virtually instantly I hit gold.”

Jones lived in South Canterbury from 1959 to 1967, working as a trainer and in The Timaru Heraldwrite jazz columns and tv opinions.

For the previous 30 years, he has lived in Arrow Junction, along with his spouse, Pat whom he met at Dunedin Artwork College.

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