The Wallace Arts Trust holds in its Collection a survey of works spanning the careers of many prominent New Zealand artists. First Impressions is an exhibition designed to show visitors the earliest works purchased by James Wallace from a number of artists he has continued to collect. These works represent both the subjective tastes of a collector and the astute eye gained from years of participation in, and patronage of the visual art scene; they all have in common the fact that they made good ‘first impressions’.
First Impressions contains an interesting personal angle: information about the artwork and the artists’ early careers, provided by the artists, is presented alongside many of the works. The exhibition also contains the first work ever purchased by James Wallace, and a work by Nigel Brown that has never been shown to the public.
As part of the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre’s first anniversary celebrations, Richard Killeen and Denys Watkins will give artist talks on Sunday 14 August.
|Wellesley Binding||Bill Hammond||Michael Parekowhai|
|Don Binney||Pat Hanly||Alan Pearson Snr.|
|Mladen Bizumic||Jeffrey Harris||Seraphine Pick|
|Andrew De Boer||Michael Harrison||John Reynolds|
|Mark Braunias||Louise Henderson||James Robinson|
|Nigel Brown||Julian Hooper||John Roy|
|Philip Clairmont||Ralph Hotere||Ian Scott|
|Chiara Corbelletto||Gavin Hurley||Angela Singer|
|Jenny Dolezel||Richard Killeen||Michael Smither|
|Robert Ellis||Tony De Latour||Heather Straka|
|Simon Esling||Andy Leleisi’uao||Eion Stevens|
|Jacqueline Fahey||Barry Lett||Geoff Thornley|
|Gary Freemantle||Richard Lewer||Philip Trusttum|
|Dick Frizzell||Doris Lusk||Greer Twiss|
|Tony Fomison||Allen Maddox||Ann Verdcourt|
|Luise Fong||Euan MacLeod||John Walsh|
|Peter Gibson Smith||Andrew McLeod||Denys Watkins|
|Max Gimblett||Richard McWhannell||Ben Webb|
|Rudolf Gopas||Sam Mitchell||John Weeks|
|Star Gossage||Peter Panyoczki||Peter Wichman|
Many artists are not represented in this exhibition for various reasons, principally because they have already been shown, or are being put aside for specific shows in the future at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.